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Crowned Buddha in a grey sandstone. The Buddha is shown seated on a lotus throne in the earth-touching gesture (bhūmisparśamudrā). His head is surrounded by an oval halo flanked by stupas. Around the halo an inscription.
- Found/Acquired: India (East)
- (Asia,South Asia,India)
- Height: 27.8 centimetres
- Width: 19.2 centimetres
Inscription CommentBuddhist creed
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.
Crowned Buddha in a grey sandstone. The Buddha is shown seated on a lotus throne in the earth-touching gesture (bhumisparsamudra). His head is surrounded by an oval halo flanked by stupas. Around the halo an inscription.
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Object reference number: RRI807
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