About this object

A clay and lacquer statue of a Buddha. The Buddha sits in vajra posture, his right hand points downwards in the Varada Mudra (gift giving), and holds the end of a lotus stem that is now lost. The right hand rests on the lap. The figure has been covered in a layer of lacquered gold and a varnish that has turned the robe and lotus pedestal a copper colour.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Clay; Gold; Pigment; Canvas; Lacquer
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Mrs B Buckley
  • Collector
    Francis Buckley
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    Not recorded
  • Measurements
    155 mm x 124 mm x 85 mm; 6 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 3 3/8 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: This figure is difficult to identify, it could be the second Buddha of this age Tib: sangs rgyas gtsug tor chen or Prajnaparamita, a Buddha of the Ten Directions. Also doubts over the figure's origins, could be East Asia. Written by Emma Martin Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Francis Buckley ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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