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Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra

unknown700-900 C.E

National Museum - New Delhi
National Museum - New Delhi

The Buddha is seated in padmasana, displaying the
dharmachakra mudra on a cushion which may have been
placed on a pitha earlier. His features are well-marked but
lack the softness we find in Nalanda images. The creaseless
sanghati is worn over only the left shoulder with its end
drawn forward over the shoulder. The soles of the feet have
auspicious markings. A hoard of 61 Buddhist bronze images
was discovered at Jhewari in the Chittagong district of
modern Bangladesh in 1927; most of these consist of seated
images of the Buddha and seem to have been made by an
artists' guild working on metal casting.

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  • Title: Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 700-900 C.E
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: Bronze, 27x22x11.9 cm
  • Provenance: Jhewari, Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Accession Number: 8145-A24344

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