About this object

Brass small statue of Historical Buddha. Buddha shown seated in yogic, meditational pose with right hand, palm down, shown reaching for earth in earth-witnessing or bhumisparsa mudra. Left hand holds bowl. Buddha's robe with pleating in between legs and at right shoulder. Hair has been left without gilt and painted blue. Buddha sits on a double lotus pedestal or throne. Base still has cover and contents are still in place.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Buddhist
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Brass; Gilt Metal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    139 mm x 108 mm x 68 mm; 5 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 2 11/16 in
  • Note
    John Claude White
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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