Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra

Pala period, ca. 9th/10th century C.E.

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum, Kolkata
Kolkata, India

Seated in vajraparyanka on the pericarb of a lotus placed on a rectangular high pedestal marked with two lions in two corners, the figure of the Buddha in the earth-touching attitude is characterized by a serene facial expression with half-closed eyes, the mark of urna, firm lips and elongated earlobes. The sanghati is shown in the conventional manner of passing through the left shoulder only. At the back, provision has been made of insertion of a halo, which is absent.


  • Title: Buddha in bhumisparsa mudra
  • Date: Pala period, ca. 9th/10th century C.E.
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: Bronze, 19.5x14.2x8.9 cm.
  • Provenance: Nalanda, Bihar, India.
  • Type: Sclupture

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