Arhat Ajita
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Orientation 3
Display 5

ABS 085

 Code: ABS 085

  Country: Tibet or China


  Date: 1400 - 1500

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 4.1 x 5.4 x 3.1

  Materials: Fine-grained brownish stone

Portrait image of an unidentified Tibetan teacher seated in meditation attitude

Fine-grained brownish stone (possibly phyllite).
There are remains of black and red painted pigments.
The unidentified bearded monk with facial expressions of a portrait like character is seated in the diamond attitude (vajraparyan kasana) on a decorated cushion and displays the gesture of meditation (dhyana-mudra). He is clad with a voluminous array of monastic garments (tricivara), the borders decorated with geometric patterns. Note the pair of shoes placed in front.