About this object

Brass statue of the historical Buddha. Buddha is dressed in simple ungilded robes, with floral border decoration. Seated in yogic or meditational pose on a double lotus pedestal, right hand reaching down in earth-witnessing or bhumisparsa mudra. Pigment to hair, eyes and mouth. The World Museum Liverpool commissioned this Buddha as the chief image for a shrine. The Buddha has been consecrated and contains prayer rolls, medicinal herbs and terracotta plaques.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Nepal: Kathmandu
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Terracotta Clay; Gilt Metal; Brass; Pigment; Paper Plant; Plant
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Museum Purchase
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: Nepal: Kathmandu
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
  • Note
    Curator's notes: World Museum commissioned this Buddha as the chief image for its World Cultures gallery Buddhist shrine, in 2002-3. It was consecrated at the Jamyang Centre, London and a video recording of the consecration has been made and is stored in the history file. The Buddha was collected by Ugyen Norbhu, a Tibetan, who lives in London and whose family is from Kathmandu. Written by Emma Martin.

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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