figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Carved marble figure recorded in the register as depicting 'Miriam Bibi with child' (said to be 'mother of Buddha' by vendor). The figure carries a rosary in her right hand, and her clothing is draped over her head. She is seated with legs folded on a carved two-tiered pedestal, the costume elements covered with gilding, the eyes and eyebrows picked out in black pigment.

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