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  • Place of origin:

    Burma (made)

  • Date:

    18th/19th century (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood, lacquered and formerly gilt.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Mary Simpson

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Figure of the Buddha Shakyamuni, seated with his hands in "bhumisparsa mudra"; carved wood, lacquered and formerly gilt. He has the remains of a large "lotus-bud" on top of his "ushnisha" and a flat band along the hairline across his forehead. The robe-fold over his left shoulder is plain; the edges of this fall in lines over his ankles and continue round the sides of the sloping floor of the throne on which he sits. The throne was originally sharply waisted. his fingers and his toes are of equal length.

Place of Origin

Burma (made)


18th/19th century (made)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood, lacquered and formerly gilt.


Height: 19 cm, Width: 9 cm greatest

Object history note

Given on behalf of the late W. Braxton-Sinclair C.V.

Descriptive line

Buddha Sakyamuni; Sculpture, wood, lacquered gilt, Burma, C18-19


South & South East Asia Collection

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