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Standing Buddha, Sakyamuni: O.15-1984

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Standing Buddha, Sakyamuni


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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.


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


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

Techniques used in production


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
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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

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