Buddha, seated in the ardha padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra (U-Thong style)Artist(s)ThaiObject Creation Date14th centuryMedium & SupportbronzeDimensions
15 15/16 in. x 8 3/8 in. x 3 15/16 in. ( 40.5 cm x 21.3 cm x 10 cm )Credit LineGift of John Adams Thierry in memory of Louis Sidney ThierrySubject 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."Primary Object ClassificationSculptureRights
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