This seated figure displays many characteristics of a typical Buddha with a calm expression, robe, and long earlobes.

This figure displays many characteristics of a typical Buddha. Note: a halo behind its head; bump on head - extra knowledge; a mark above eyebrows - insight; calm expression - deep thought; long earlobes where he once wore heavy earrings; simple monk’s robe; hands in mudras; cross-legged with soles of feet facing upwards; and sitting on top of a throne shaped like an open lotus flower.

Unknown
Irving Dwinnell Bequest
18th Century
JAPAN
AGGV 67.80 a-c
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