Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra

unknown900-1000 C.E

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum, Kolkata
Kolkata, India

The Buddha is seated in vajraparyankasana on a double-petal lotus placed over a high triratha pedestal supported by two
lions on the two corners. Seated in bhumisparsa mudra, the
figure is characterized by half-open eyes, mark of urna, long
earlobes, deeply cut lips and hair arranged in snail-shaped
curls. The drapery, marked with deep lines of folds clinging
to the body, covers only the left shoulder. The back slab
with its edge decorated with flame tips, shows a miniature
stupa on either side of his head. The halo is inscribed with
the Buddhist creed and has foliage above. The stele edged
with flame tips is typical of the Pala art of that period.


  • Title: Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 900-1000 C.E
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: Basalt, 95.5x57.5x27.8cm.
  • Provenance: Bihar, India

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