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- Object: The Buddha
Upper part of a Buddha image, originally in abhaya. The evenly rounded neckline is close to the neck and in low relief except on the side of the backthrow. The terraced and ridged drapery folds are sharp. The head is square to oval with dense and thick strands of hair undulating regularly from a raised hairline as far as the halo, while the uṣṇīṣa, tilted slightly forward, has the curls forming a single row. On the smooth forehead is an ūrṇā off-centre; the protruding and slanting eyes are long, narrow and rounded with sharp-edged lids and set under evenly curving and distinct edges for eyebrows and a finely curved slope in between; the somewhat broad nose is almost undamaged, the shaped upper lip projects slightly and the full chin is rounded. The long ears protrude unevenly but the face appears regular and symmetrical. The abhaya arm lacks any strut and the left hand may have been held near the shoulder.
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Diameter: 10.60 centimetres
Height: 28.80 centimetres
Width: 20.60 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
The term ‘backthrow’ refers to that part of the over-robe or outer-garment which is thrown over the left shoulder after the body has been draped.
For the raised left hand and lowered right see 1957.0729.1 with references.
For a facial resemblance see 1902.1002.2 and 1902.1002.1.
- Not on display
- 1.Light grey schist with a touch of pink, broken, cracked and with a very smooth surface.
2.Part of halo and right arm lost, left arm missing, torso irregularly broken above the waist; broken edge of halo rough, otherwise flat and evenly chiselled, broken stump of left arm rough, smooth on right arm.
3.Back has horizontal chisel grooves.
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