About this object

Gilt brass statuette of Amitabha Buddha, seated, wearing long diaphanous robe, both hands in Meditation, holding bowl. Copper plate on base with double dorje. Shreds of silk robe are attached to the base.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    16th Century
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Brass; Gold; Pigment
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    John Claude White
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    160 mm x 120 mm x 79 mm
  • Note
    The inventory notes that this statue belonged to the 'Tashi Lama'. This suggests that the statue was given to White sometime during the ninth Panchen Lama's visit to Calcutta over the New Year period of 1905-06.
  • Related people
    John Claude White ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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