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Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha

  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    earlly 19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Modelled clay overlaid with silver. The modelling is crude, the face being seriously distorted.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Royal Asiatic Society

  • Museum number:

    IM.339-1924

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The figure is in full relief, and is represented as seated in the bhumisparsa mudra (earth touching or witness attitude) upon a high double lotus throne with the left hand resting upturned on the lap. The curled hair rises to an ushnisha which is partly broken away. The mendicants robe is indicated by little more than its terminating edges.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)

Date

earlly 19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Modelled clay overlaid with silver. The modelling is crude, the face being seriously distorted.

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm, Width: 7 cm, Depth: 4.5 cm

Object history note

Inventoried as part of the contents of the former India Museum transferred to South Kensington Museum in November 1879. Formerly gifted to the V&A and reaccessioned in 1924.

Descriptive line

Burmese Buddha in monastic robes, seated in bhumisparsa mudra on a double lotus base. Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885). Crudely modelled in clay overlaid with silver. ca. early 19th century

Materials

Clay; Silver

Techniques

Modelling; Silvering

Subjects depicted

Buddhism

Categories

Religion; India Museum

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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