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Buddha, seated in the ardha padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra (U-Thong style)

Accession Number
1993/2.52

Title
Buddha, seated in the ardha padmasana pose, in bhumisparsa mudra (U-Thong style)

Artist(s)
Thai

Object Creation Date
14th century

Medium & Support
bronze

Dimensions
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 Line
Gift of John Adams Thierry in memory of Louis Sidney Thierry

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."

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

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

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