figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Male figure, perhaps a siddha, seated in the lotus position on a throne. The right hand is in earth touching mudra, and the left hand in meditation. The figure has pale brown skin, black hair in high topknot bound with red ribbon, a black pointed beard, and long ear lobes. He wears a white robe with flap over the right shoulder, with a red sash underneath, which extends over the right shoulder and down to the navel. The fabric is visible at the base.

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