Seated Buddha in Bhumisparsa MudrâArtist(s)ThaiObject Creation Date19th centuryMedium & Supportgilt bronze with glass inlayDimensions
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 LineGift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art CollectionSubject 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 TypestatueAdditional Object Classification(s)MetalworkRights
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