Buddha subduing Mara

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 52.227.1
Type: sculpture; metalwork; small bronze
Date of production:
18th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: bronze, gilt
Dimensions: height: 13.5 cm
Sanskrit: Maravijaya Buddha. The sculpture depicts the Buddha with his right hand in the characteristic Earth touching hand gesture (Skt. bhumisparsa-mudra), his head with tongues of flame blazing upwards, his eyebrows reaching the bridge of his nose creating a double arch, and his earlobes extended.