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Standing Buddha, Sakyamuni: O.15-1984

Object information

Titles

Standing Buddha, Sakyamuni

Maker(s)

Unknown (Maker)

Description

Standing Buddha. Gilt-bronze. This standing figure shows the Buddha with the right and left hands in the abbaya (fear not) and the varada (wish-granting) mudra, with a small round usnisa on top of the head, and wearing a robe which covers both shoulders and forms U-shaped folds in front. The figure is hollow inside. The back, which is open like many small Korean bronze figures, has a projecting loop to which originally a nimbus or aureole would have been attached. The figure has lost the left foot and its pedestal, and much of the gilding has been worn.

Notes

History note: Unknown before donor

Legal notes

Gompertz Gift

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-07-23) by Gompertz, G. St. G. M., Mr and Mrs

Dating

Unified Silla Period
8th Century
9th Century
Circa 700 - 1000

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Surface composed of gilt Figure composed of bronze Height 17.5 cm
Decoration

Techniques used in production

Gilt-bronze

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: O.15-1984
Primary reference Number: 16556
Box number: 106
External ID: CAM_CCF_O_15_1984
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 27 January 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

Citation for print

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