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The Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra (the gesture of touching the earth with his right hand, palm inward), signaling his victory over Mara. He is shown under three leaves, indicating the bodhi tree under which he sat while meditating before reaching an awakening. He is shown flanked by two stupas, or reliquary monuments, symbolizing his attainment of nirvana.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Buddha, seated under a canopy of 3 leaves on a double lotus dais in the padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra, flanked by two stupas
11th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1983/1.396
Black schist carved in the relief of Green Tara, a guide and saviouress on the Buddhist path to enlightenment.  She holds two lotuses, one open and one closed and makes the gesture of gift-giving with her palm facing outwards, towards the devotee.
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Tara
10th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Leo S. Figiel and Dr. and Mrs. Steven J. Figiel
1981/2.156
Vishnu stand in a strict unbending pose, samabhanga and has four hands.  Reading clockwise from the front right hand, he holds lotus, a club, a discus and a conch.  The lotus and conch are also personified with full standing figures at the base below his tow front hands, the lotus as a female figure to his right and the conch as a male figure to his left.  On the pointed arch behind the figure a flying figure holding garlands is carved in shallow relief to either side of his crown. He wears a diaphanous lower cloth, the folds of the garment are articulated with a flared section down the center.  He wears a long garland down to his knees, a sacred thread and various pieces of jewelry, including bracelets, armlets, a necklace and large earrings and an elaborate crown.<br />
Indian (Indian (South Asian))
Vishnu Stele, four-armed Vishnu with two of his attributes personified
10th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
2003/1.385

Artist Unknown, Gandhara (Ancient Pakistan and Afghanistan)
Buddha, seated in the padmasana pose, in dhyana mudra (architectural fragment)
100 – 299
Gift of Mark and Iuliana Phillips
1996/2.26
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