Antique 17th – 18th Century Indian Bronze Figure of a Hindu Antique

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Antique, 17th – 18th century, Indian Bronze figure of a Hindu deity seated on a platform in dhyanasana, wearing a sash hanging across the hip, and adorned with a long necklace, bracelets on his wrists, and armbands. His hands, in “Vitarka Mudra," the gesture of turning the Wheel of Dharma and Meditation.

The gesture of the right hand stands for turning the wheel of Dharma, while that of the left hand symbolizes meditation. The two conjoined symbolize teaching the Dharma while in meditation on emptiness.

MEASUREMENTS: Height: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in). Dimensions of the base: 13.5 cm x 11 cm (5 3/8 in x 4 3/8 in).

CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, showing its age and usage, worn out on the exposed areas with old, natural, glossy brown patina.


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Item Details

Reference #:
IS267
Quantity
1
Category
Fraternal, Political, Organizations
Department
Antiques
Year
17th - 18th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material