Mandalay style; Buddha seated in the bhumisparsamudra pose, his left hand is held in his lap and his right hand touches the pedestal

Seated Buddha, 18th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Bronzeexpand_more

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Clevelandexpand_more  96.54.1

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His face marked by the gentle somewhat solemn expression of the Mandalay style, the Buddha is shown calling the earth to witness his sermon. This gesture or mudra has the left hand held in the lap while the right hand touches the pedestal. Called the bhumisparsamudra, this pose was especially popular in Burmese and Thai sculpture while it is encountered far less frequently in the Chinese and Japanese sculptural traditions.

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Seated Buddha
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Artist
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96.54.1
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Mandalay style; Buddha seated in the bhumisparsamudra pose, his left hand is held in his lap and his right hand touches the pedestal