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Item No 20. Buddha Statues Showcase


20.1.Standing Buddha Statue -Ivory-18th Century .CE


Made of ivory, this statue of the Buddha with Siraspata displays Vitarka-mudra with the right hand and the left hand falling down along the body in Lolahasta. Urna present on forehead, stylized figure and robe frills indicate late medieval features.

18th century AD. Detected while attempting to export.





20.2/20.3. Standing Buddha Statue -Brass-19th Century .CE


20.2 - Buddha with Siraspata on lotus pedestal with silver plated robe displays Vitarka-mudra with the right hand and the left hand in Lolahasta, Urna marked on forehead, stylized angular disproportionate features, oval countenance and with long and curved earlobes.

20.3 - Made of brass and solid cast this statue of Buddha on a circular moulded pedestal with Siraspata (Flame of knowledge) displays Vitarka-mudra with his right hand and the left hand falling down in Lolahasta. Robe with wavy frills and gold-painted on surface is worn with the right shoulder bare, oval countenance with over-curved long earlobes and stylized angular body contour indicates the statue to be a product of the pre-modern period, yet following the norms of late Kandyan period style.

Detected while attempting to export.





20.4. Recumbent Buddha Statue-Brass-20th Century .CE


A modern replica of the recumbent Buddha resting on a couch. Made of brass, solid cast and copper hued surface. Possibly belonging to the 20th century. Detected while attempting to export.





20.5. Seated Buddha Statue -Brass-19th Century .CE


Buddha seated in meditation (Samadhi) with both hands placed on lap, stylized Siraspata on top of head and Urna mark on forehead. The robe is worn with right the shoulder bare, robe edge falling on chest and roughly scratched grooves of the robe.

Datable to 19th century AD and made of brass and solid cast. Detected while attempting to export.





20.6.Seated Buddha Under Cobra Head Ebony-20th Century .CE


Made of ebony, this statue of seated Lord Buddha is depicted here in Samadhi Mudra under a cobra head. Possibly belonging to the 20th century. Detected while attempting to export.





20.7. Sacred Ritual Ring (Bronze)-9th-10th Century .CE


A 16 cm metal ring with two flaps fitted together and four seated Buddha figurines fixed on the upper surface while facing four directions (One missing). These figures are also flanked by multi-hooded cobras by way of protecting the Buddhas and originally a relic casket was placed at the centre of the circular ring. Belonging to 9th-10th century AD. Detected while attempting to export.





20.8 Seated Buddha Statue(Gilded Bronze)-12th-14th Century .CE


Gilded, made of bronze in solid cast and belonging to 12th-14th century AD.

Buddha seated in meditation (Samadhi) with Siraspata on top of head flat and ancient styled. Detected while attempting to export.





20.9 Seated Buddha Statue - (Gilded Bronze Statue) - Late 18th Century .CE


Made of bronze, gold plated and solid cast, Buddha seated in meditation (Samadhi).Belonging to late 18th century AD. Detected while attempting to export.





20.10.Seated Buddha Statue Under "Makara"arch -19th Century .CE


A miniature figure of Buddha made of brass and in solid cast, seated in Samadhi under decorated gateway in the form of a Makara-torana with decorative elements.

19th century. Detected while attempting to export.





20.11.Seated Buddha Statue -Brass-12th Century .CE


Made of brass and solid cast, Buddha is depicted seated in meditation (Samadhi) with circular Siraspata, like a flower bud and robe without frills attached to body with robe edge falling on chest and hair in snail shell curls as in ancient style. Most possibly from Myanmar and believed to have belonged to 12th century AD. Detected while attempting to export.





20.12. Seated Buddha Statue -Bronze-18th Century .AD


Buddha seated in meditation (Samadhi) on lotus pedestal with Siraspata on top of head and depicting Vitarka-mudra with the right hand. From Burma and belonging to 18th-19th century AD. Detected while attempting to export.





20.13.Seated Buddha Statue -Bronze-18th Century .CE


Buddha seated in meditation (Samadhi) with comparatively large Siraspata on head and on lotus base. Belonging to late 18th century AD and made of bronze and in solid cast. Detected while attempting to export.





20.14.Seated Buddha Statue -Bronze-18th Century .CE


Made of bronze and solid cast. With stylized Siraspata on top of head and Urna mark on forehead, Buddha seated in meditation with robe edge falling on chest from the left shoulder and crudely formed oversized earlobes. Pedestal carved with lotus petals. Belonging to late 18th century AD. Detected while attempting to export.


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