Jul 9, 2012
Aug 30, 2005
Jul 9, 2012

Standing Buddha

Standing Buddha


Gold repoussé

Overall: 13.8 x 5.7 cm (5 7/16 x 2 1/4 in.)

Gift of Maxine and Morris Stone 1987.154


Did you know?

Pegu, the capital of the Mon empire, is on the south-central coast of Myanmar.


Along with manuscripts, small-scale images of the Buddha could be commissioned by pilgrims or devotees and offered to a monastery in connection with a vow or the consecration of a sacred monument or object.

The Buddha stands on a lotus flower that indicates his transcendence above ordinary beings. He is surrounded by flames that communicate his radiance and the intensity of the heat or power he acquired through meditation and discipline. His hands are in the mudra communicating the transmission of the teachings.

See also
Burmese Art
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