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Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> 3rd Floor (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; 3rd floor, display case

Buddha Seated on Lotus Throne

Artwork
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 25 in Width: 17 in Depth: 12 in
Note: Total height of sculpture and base combined
Description:
Bronze Buddha seated in dhyanasana with hands in bhumisparsa and dhyana mudras.
Historical Context:
This Buddha figure sits on a lotus throne, in a dhyanasana position with legs crossed. One hand is poised in the bhumisparsha mudra, in which the arm hangs down over the knee, symbolizing a calling to witness of the earth goddess and the transition from Bodhisattva to Buddha. The other hand is poised in dhyana mudra, a gesture of meditation.