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A Votive plaque depicting the Buddha seated in dhyana mudra, and flanked by two stupas

Accession Number
1964/2.23

Title
A Votive plaque depicting the Buddha seated in dhyana mudra, and flanked by two stupas

Artist(s)
Chinese

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
618-907

Medium & Support
terracotta, molded

Dimensions
1 7/8 in. x 1 1/2 in. ( 4.8 cm x 3.8 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Caroline I. Plumer for the James Marshall Plumer Collection

Subject matter
Buddha, seated cross-legged in what may be dhyana mudra (the hand gesture of meditation), flanked by two stupas, and with a mandorla behind his head, all in low, molded relief on a votive plaque.

Physical Description
A small, thin, molded clay plaque with a bas-relief scene.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
relief

Additional Object Classification(s)
Ritual Object

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhas (visual works)
Buddhism
bas-relief (sculpture technique)
lotus (motif)
miniature (size attribute)
plaques (flat objects)
stupas

3 Related Resources

Buddhism
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Devotional Objects Across Religions
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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