|Title||Tibetan figure of a Buddhist deity|
|Collection||Artworld: Oriental Museum|
|Date||1573 - 1619 CE|
|Description||Tibetan cast bronze seated four-armed Buddhist deity, on a stand.
The Buddha is seated in Dhyanasana (lotus position) on a double lotus plinth, with his principal hands held in front of the breast, with the left palm turned inward (toward the body) and the right turned outward, and the circles formed by the thumbs and index fingers of each hand touch one another in Dharmachakra Mudra (gesture of teaching). The secondary hands are held higher than the principal hands, with a thunderbolt in the left hand and a wheel in the right. He wears flowing robes and an elaborate headdress, with a serene expression, long earlobes and hair drawn into a high topknot.
This statuette is cast in two pieces, with the main body attached to the plinth.
The gilt has mostly worn away.
|Id Number Current Accession||1972.3|
|Location Creation Site||Zhonghua, Xizang Zizhiqu|
|Location Current Repository||The Oriental Museum|
|Subject||sculpture in the round, statuette|
|Measurements||117 x 191 x 89 mm|
|Context||The mudra is a form of hand gesture to show the earth and the Buddhist doctrine.|
|Rights||Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved|
|Style Period||Ming Dynasty, Wanli|