Buddhist deity

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Buddhist deity, 18th -19th century
East Asia, China
Bronzed and gilded carved wood

Wise Collection
Donated by University of Dundee, 1993
Museum number 1993-312

This elegant sculpture shows Buddha with multiple hand gestures or mudras. Two arms are in an attitude of prayer, two in meditation and the remaining hands hold a scroll, a book - which is the symbol of transcendental wisdom - and a vase symbolising the flowing of compassion.

Buddhist deity
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