283 Seated Buddha (vitarkamudra)

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Provenance
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circa 7th - 9th century
Keywords
Style
Pyu
Burma (Myanmar)
Bronze
Buddha Sakyamuni seated with his legs crossed in virasana on a tall double lotus throne with both hands raised in vitarkamudra. He has a downcast gaze and his elongated earlobes almost touch the shoulders. There are 3 concentric lines about the neck (trivalior kambugriva or shell-neck). The usnisha does not have a finial. The robe covers both shoulders
Description
Seated Figure, Buddha Sakyamuni, Double Vitarkamudra, Virasana, Shell-Neck
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Condition
Good condition; face slightly worn.
Notes
One of the rare known Pyu bronzes. The large webbed fingers of the hands are characteristic of the Pyu bronzes. The auspicious 3 rings about the neck signify good fortune and beauty and perhaps is a metaphor for the 3 folds that occur at the opening of a conch shell.
Reference
Luce. Old Burma - Early Pagan. Vol 1-3
Luce. Phases of Pre-Pagan Burma. Vol 1-2
Fraser-Lu. "Buddha Images from Burma, Part 2: Bronze and Related Metals", Arts of Asia. Mar-Apr 1981, pg 62-72
Frederic. The Art of Southeast Asia: Temples and Sculpture
Phayre. History of Burma
Zwalf. Buddhism: Art and Faith
Lowry. Burmese Art
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2" (5.2 cm)
3-1/4" (8.5 cm)
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Seated Buddha (vitarkamudra)
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