9th century seated Buddha by Unknown Artist

A rare example of Tibetan sculpture, with the Buddha seated in the lotus position, making the earth-touching gesture with his hand.

Details

Medium:
Bronze, partly gilt
Dimensions:
10 cm
Art Fund grant:
£8,500 ( Total: £17,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Spink & Son

A small projection behind would have secured a bronze back-plate, now missing.

Provenance

Private collection; Spink & Son.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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