Buddha Shakyamuni – The Historical Buddha
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Orientation 2
Display 3

ABS 316

 Code: ABS 316

  Country: China

  Style: Yuan Dynasty

  Date: 1300 - 1400

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 9.6 x 13.2 x 7

  Materials: Gilt copper

Buddha Shakyamuni

The Buddha is seated in meditation on a lotus pedestal, touching the ground with his right hand, while his left hand rests in his lap in a gesture of contemplation. This representation of the historical Buddha commemorates his victory over Mara, the deity of desire and death, shortly before his awakening.