Buddha Offering Protection

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Although the museum website says that the hand posture is abhaya mudra, it is more likely vitarka mudra (teaching) because only three fingers are raised with the index finger touching the thumb.

Period: Kandyan period (1480–1815)
Date: 18th century
Culture: Sri Lanka (Kandy district)
Medium: Ivory with polychrome
Dimensions: H. 11 13/16 in. (30 cm); W. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)

 

 

 

 

 

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