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An image of Seated Buddha by
Alternate image of Seated Buddha by

China

Title
Seated Buddha
Other titles:
Seated Buddha on lotus pedestal
Place of origin
China
Period
Qianlong 1736 - 1795Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Year
18th century
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
gilt bronze
Dimensions

30.2 x 21.5 x 16.5 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1996
Accession number
479.1996
Location
Not on display
Further information

The Buddha sits with his right hand in the earth-touching gesture ('bhumisparsha mudra'), an attribute of the Transcendental Buddha Akshobya, characteristically shown as strong, pensive and imperturbable. Around the base are brief inscriptions in Sanskrit, Mongolian and Tibetan, and in Chinese the reign mark of the Qianlong emperor. The image of the Buddha reflects the influence of the Sino-Tibetan tradition in later Chinese Buddhist art.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.98.

Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, China 'Buddhist Art', Sydney, 2003, 98 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (1)

Smile of the Buddha: Image of Enlightenment, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra, 02 Nov 2007–17 Dec 2007