Buddha

Buddha

The Buddha, in monastic garb, sits and meditates on a lotus. Prominent are some of the marks that distinguish him from ordinary men: distended earlobes, which once held heavy earrings when he was a prince; the Urna, a tuft of hair between his eyebrows signifying his penetrating insight; and the Ushnisha, a bump of wisdom growing from his head. With his right hand he touches the earth, asking it to witness the moment of his Enlightenment.

Details

  • Title : Buddha
  • Year : 15th century
  • Classification : Sculpture
  • Medium : Gilded Copper Alloy
  • Dimension : Overall: 8 × 5 3/8 × 4 1/8 in. (20.32 × 13.65 × 10.48 cm)
  • Accession No : Object Number: 68.8.36
  • Country/ Geo-location : NEPAL
  • Museum : Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • Credit Line : Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Gift of Paul Mellon
  • Status : Location: G327 - South Asian Galleries