figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Modelled four-armed figure seated on a double lotus throne. The figure is in the lotus position with four arms; the front two hands meeting in prayer, the rear two raised to either side and holding attributes. There is an integral base and backrest, covered in red pigment, and is made from terracotta and covered with gilt.

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