Crowned Buddha. Figure of a crowned Buddha, possibly Aksobhya, carved in a grey sandstone. The diety is shown seated on a lotus with one hand in the earth-touching gesture; the mandorla is edged with flames and carries a vajra; in the moulded plith a second vajra in a medallion; nose damaged.
- Found/Acquired: India (East)
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 56 centimetres
- Width: 33.5 centimetres
- Depth: 18 centimetres
2010 Aug 4 – Nov 15, China, Shanghai Museum, ‘India: The Art of the Temple’
16 October 2009
Reason for treatment
The object is dirty.
Surface cleaned with distilled water applied with swabs of cotton wool.Cleaned with 50/50 distilled water and Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone), using cotton wool swabs.
Purchased by John Bridge at the Stuart sale at Christie's in June, 1830. The collection was given to the British Museum in 1872 by Mrs John Bridge and his nieces, Miss Fanny Bridge and Mrs Edgar Baker, on the death that year of George Bridge, brother of John Bridge.
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Object reference number: RRI808
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