Buddha Shakyamuni in the Earth-touching gesture

Details

  • Title : Buddha Shakyamuni in the Earth-touching gesture
  • Year : ca. 13th century
  • Classification : Sculpture
  • Medium : Bronze
  • Dimension : 8 in. x 6 1/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (20.32 cm x 15.56 cm x 11.43 cm)
  • Accession No : 1964.225.a-b
  • Country/ Geo-location : NEPAL
  • Museum : San Diego Museum of Art
  • Credit Line : Bequest of Pliny F. Munger
  • Provenance : (1) Earle Wilkin Grant, San Diego, California ( - ) (2) Prince Axel, Copenhagen, Denmark ( - 1930s ) (3) Gump's, San Francisco, California ( - )
  • Label Copy : Label Copy: 04/14/2017 Diana Chou Representing the same moment of enlightenment as the stone Buddha nearby, this bronze image would have been used in personal devotion and meditation. It exemplifies the fine metalworking technique for which Nepali craftsmen were famous. While retaining the same meditative posture, gesture, and mood of quiet introspection as the Indian prototypes, Nepali artists infuse a distinct grace, elegance of proportions, and sweetness of expression into their works.
  • Exhibition History : (1) Arts of South and Southeast Asia 2nd to 16th Century, , 6/16/2014 - 12/14/2014 (2) Arts of South and Southeast Asia 2nd - 6th century, The San Diego Museum of Art, 12/20/2014 - 00/00/00 (3) Arts of South and Southeast Asia, The San Diego Museum of Art, 1/20/2017 - 00/00/00
  • Bibliography : (1) Grant-Munger Collection:. San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California , May 1970. Page Number: 120, no. 173. (2) Dr. Caron Smith. San Diego Museum of Art,. San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California , 2003. Page Number: 91. Figure Number: 91