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- Object: The Buddha
Seated Buddha in dhyāna. The thick neckline and the major drapery folds, especially across the chest, are in dense rounded ridges and terraces and become very mechanical over and below the hands, which are completely wrapped or covered. The head is long and oval, the hair runs from a peak into the large uṣṇīṣa. The features are asymmetrically distributed between the sides of the face, the eyebrows are now worn edges, the eyes are long and with distinct lids, the nose and mouth are thin and the lips are hardly shaped. The full chin is prominent and the long ears project unevenly. The pipal tree forms a large curved canopy above with its distinct leaves. The execution of the whole is strikingly dry and rustic, and the face and body appear compressed.
The panel on the face of the seat is flanked by one surviving Corinthian pilaster with a recessed oblong panel on the shaft and the usual base mouldings. Three damaged Buddhas repeat the main figure with a pair of pendent leafy branches beside each head.
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Diameter: 12 centimetres
Height: 71.90 centimetres
Width: 33 centimetres
- Not on display
- 1.Grey schist, broken, exfoliated, rejoined and with soil incrustation.
2.Halo between tree and head broken at sides; neck and shoulder damaged on left; knees and base irregularly sliced on both sides.
3.Bottom flat and back rough with mainly short horizontal chisel grooves.
4.Head and tree reattached at neck.
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