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Title

Seated Buddha


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

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.


Details


Other Title

Seated Buddha on lotus pedestal


Place where the work was made

China


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

479.1996



Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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