figure seated in dhyanasana with hands in lap; cushion below figure carved with foliate sprays and central quatrefoil medallion; crest ornamented with a diamond-shaped srivatsa; back uncarved

Seated Jina, 1108

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Stone sculptures like this one represent models of perfection achieved through intense spiritual discipline and devotion. This seated meditative figure is a Jina, or “victor,” a liberated being whose renunciation of passion and anger is intended as a guide for others. The highly polished surface is a metaphor for his absolute purity.

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Title
Seated Jina
Role
Artist
Accession Number
98.211
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figure seated in dhyanasana with hands in lap; cushion below figure carved with foliate sprays and central quatrefoil medallion; crest ornamented with a diamond-shaped srivatsa; back uncarved