figure of Buddha
early 19th Century
Height: 23,5 cm
Seated in virasana on a high base, his
right hand lowered in bhumisparshamudra
– the gesture “ for the earth to
witness". The left
resting on his lab, wearing samghati,
his face with serene expression, arched
eyebrows above incised eyes, smiling
lips, elongated earlobes, curled hair
dress which is surmounted by a
flame. Ears incomplete. Beautiful
patina with black lacquer and gilding.
Early inscription on base.