Carving / Lotus Boss with Historical Buddha card

Carving / Lotus Boss with Historical Buddha

48.15.4

Currently not on display

A carved wooden lotus on a thick stalk, in the centre of which is the Historical Buddha with his right hand in bhumispharsha mudra and his left hand raised to the heart in blessing. The carving appears to have been part of a large architecture feature or altar space as the lotus has the appearance of a wall boss that would protrude from the wall. There are tool marks were the stem is broken.