A rare example of Tibetan sculpture, with the Buddha seated in the lotus position, making the earth-touching gesture with his hand.
9th century seated Buddha by Unknown Artist, 800900
© Ashmolean Museum
- Bronze, partly gilt
- 10 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,500 ( Total: £17,000)
- Acquired in:
- Spink & Son
A small projection behind would have secured a bronze back-plate, now missing.
Private collection; Spink & Son.