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Seated Buddha in Bhumisparsa Mudrâ

Accession Number
2005/1.454

Title
Seated Buddha in Bhumisparsa Mudrâ

Artist(s)
Thai

Object Creation Date
19th century

Medium & Support
gilt bronze with glass inlay

Dimensions
20 1/16 in. x 13 11/16 in. x 9 1/4 in. ( 51 cm x 34.7 cm x 23.5 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection

Subject matter
The Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra (the gesture of touching the earth with his right hand, palm inward), signaling his victory over Mara. In Southeast Asian contexts, this hand gesture is often referred to as Maravijaya mudra, or "victory over Mara."

Physical Description
Gilt bronze Buddha with glass inlay in bhumisparsa mudra (the gesture of touching the earth with his right hand, palm inward), signaling his victory over Mara. He has elongated earlobes, wears a crown and tight-fitting intricate robes, and is seated on a pedesal.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
statue

Additional Object Classification(s)
Metalwork

Rights
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Keywords
Buddhas (visual works)
Buddhism
bronze (metal)
glass (material)
sitting

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