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Figure of Buddha. Made of carved marble, with traces of lacquer. Lacquered. The Buddha is seated in the gesture of enlightenment (bhumisparsa mudra), where he touches the ground, usually with his right hand, to call the earth goddess to witness his worthiness to become a Buddha.
- 18thC-19thC (early)
- Made in: Burma
- (Asia,South East Asia,Burma)
- Height: 27 centimetres
- Width: 16.5 centimetres
- Depth: 8 centimetres
Worn with some chips.
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: RRI796
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