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Preaching Buddha
Title Preaching Buddha
Museum Name Indian Museum, Kolkata
Gallery Name N.A.
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Stone
Provenance Loriyan Tangai (North-Western part of the erstwhile Indian sub-continent)
Origin Place Loriyan Tangai (North-Western part of the erstwhile Indian sub-continent)
Period / Year of Work Kushana period, c. 2nd century CE
Dimensions 81x42.5x16cm.
Brief Description The Buddha seated in padmasana holds his two hands in the vyakhyana mudra (preaching attitude). The halo is devoid of any carving and the transparent drapery covers only the left shoulder. The wavy hair is arranged in a big top-knot and the urna (mark of knowledge) is projected in the centre of the forehead. The half-closed drooping eyes impart an absorbed and inward vision. The blissful expression on the face is to be compared with the Gupta period classical idiom. The sculpture has a tenon at the base for fixing and a conical shaft above the halo probably for supporting an umbrella.