Figure of Gautama Buddha "Shakyamuni"

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Figure of Shakyamuni, 18th-19th century
Central Asia, Tibet

Wise Collection
Donated by University of Dundee, 1993
Museum number 1993-315

The historical Buddha, Siddartha Guatama, known as Shakyamuni, founded the faith we now know as Buddhism. He is believed to have had 550 incarnations, since his life in the 5th century BC. Seated Buddhas are always shown sitting in dhyana asana, the posture of meditation.

Figure of Gautama Buddha "Shakyamuni"
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