This is the reproduction of a 19th-century bronze from Cambodia, the statuette Ajuthia of teaching Buddha.
Sitting up straight and cross-legged, the Buddha put his hands flat one over the other.
The joint hands on his lap in this position indicate that he is meditating. It is indeed a mûdra, a codified gesture that gives an indication of the sense of the whole work.
Recognisable thanks to certain traits that distinguish him from ordinary mortals, the Buddha is here characterised by a cranial protuberance (usnisa) under his curly hair.
- Dimensions :
- 24 x 11 x 5,5 cm
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- Original work kept at :
- Paris, Musée Guimet