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Buddha, standing, in double abhaya mudra and dressed in royal attire

Accession Number
1975/1.66

Title
Buddha, standing, in double abhaya mudra and dressed in royal attire

Artist(s)
Thai

Object Creation Date
19th century

Medium & Support
gilded brass (or gilded copper alloy?)

Dimensions
18 1/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. ( 46.3 cm x 12 cm x 12 cm )

Credit Line
Anonymous Gift

Subject matter
Buddha in intricate costume standing on a lotus pedestal. Such elaborate decoration has come to characterize Thai Buddhist imagery of the 19th and 20th centuries. Hands form double abhaya mudra (the gesture of reassurance), called “calming the ocean” by Thais.

Physical Description
Gilded brass (or gilded copper alloy) standing Buddha on lotus pedestal with both hands raised in abhaya mudra.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
statue

Additional Object Classification(s)
Metalwork

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhas (visual works)
Buddhism
altars
icons (devotional images)
standing

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