An image of Seated Buddha

Unknown Artist

Seated Buddha

Other titles:
Seated Buddha on lotus pedestal
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.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911, Qianlong 1736–1795
Year
18th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
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