Accession Nr.: 2016.22.1
Type: sculpture; religious or cult object; lacquers
Date of production:
early 19th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: wood, painted, gilt, with mirror inlay
Dimensions: height: 86 cm
width: 58 cm
depth: 30 cm
This statue of Buddha wearing a monk's robe sits on a heavily damaged pedestal. Its sculptors depicted him in accordance to the iconographic tradition with his right hand in the gesture of touching the earth (bhumisparsha-mudra), with a rounded protuberance (ushnisa), and long earlobes reaching down to his shoulders. The hem of his dress is decorated with coloured glass inlay and her hairline is marked by a headband, the latter being one of the defining iconographic elements of the Mandalay style.