figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Lacquered marble statue of the Lord Buddha, seated in padmasana with his right hand resting on his shin and the fingers pointed downward in bhumispasamudra. The left hand is slightly raised above the lap, the thumb missing. Carved along the front of the seat is a single band of overlapping lotus petals. The figure displays some of the typical features of the Buddha's supernatural anatomy: the ushnisha, the elongated ear lobes, the four fingers of equal length and the flat footsoles, but not the urna nor the spiral curls of hair. The statue is finished by painting in lacquer and some gilding.

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