Citation
Sculpture of a standing Buddha [state 1]

Material Information

Title:
Sculpture of a standing Buddha [state 1]
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Donor:
On loan from the Cuming Museum.
Place of Publication:
Myanmar
Publication Date:
Materials:
Alabaster, partially gilded ( medium )
Measurements:
H65 x W20 cm in

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Buddha ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- Myanmar
Coordinates:
21 x 96

Notes

Abstract:
The statue, carved from a single block of stone, depicts a standing image of the Buddha. The rounded ushnisha is set forward on the head, with a lightly inscribed band separating the oval face from the hair. The shoulders are broad, both covered by the gilded robe. The line of the shoulders is complemented by the long robe tapering outwards at the hem in fish-tail folds seen on images of the Buddha from the nineteenth-century Mandalay period. The hands are both in the boon-granting Varada mudra, the forward-facing feet carved in relief on the flared pedestal forming a base (Text by Elizabeth Moore, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007. Listed as item number: 5
General Note:
Amarapura-Mandalay Period, 19th to early 20th century.

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Brunei Gallery
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.