About this object

Bronze statue of Historical Buddha probably Sino-Tibetan or from Eastern Tibet. Buddha shown seated in yogic, meditational pose with left hand, palm down, shown reaching for earth in earth-witnessing or bhumisparsa mudra. Right hand is resting on lap empty. Buddha's robe highlighted with border decoration and pleating inbetween legs. Hair has been left with out gilt. Gilded all over, but with extensive wear. Buddha sits on a double lotus pedestal or throne. Base still has cover decorated with double dorje and contents are still in place.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Bronze; Metal Gilt
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Mrs Stopford
  • Collector
    Guy Stopford
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    165 mm x 121 mm x 85 mm; 6 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in
  • Related people
    Guy Stopford ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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