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Standing Buddha, in double abhaya mudrâ


Artwork Details

Standing Buddha, in double abhaya mudrâ
early 20th century
gilt bronze with glass inlay
23 7/16 in. x 5 1/2 in. x 4 15/16 in. ( 59.5 cm x 14 cm x 12.5 cm )
Gift of Doris Duke's Southeast Asian Art Collection


Subject Matter:

Buddha in intricate costume standing on a lotus pedestal. Such elaborate decoration has come to characterize Thai Buddhist imagery of the 19th and 20th centuries. Hands form double abhaya mudra (the gesture of reassurance), called “calming the ocean” by Thais.

Physical Description:

Standing gilt bronze Buddha with glass inlay in royal costume. Stands on a lotus pedestal with both hands raised in abhaya mudra.

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