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Plaque, D38.325

Physical Description

Small clay tablet with a figure in relief impressed upon it. The figure is seated in the lotus position (dhyanasana) upon a lotus throne. The facial features are worn away. The figure has four arms, two raised up to shoulder level, the others clasped over the chest, probably in a mudra (conventionalised Buddhist hand signals). Figure is surrounded by a decorative nimbus and a Tibetan inscription (the mantra 'Om Mani Padme Hum'). Identified as the bodhisattva Chenresig (Tibetan name) or Avalokiteshvara (Sanskrit name) by visiting Tibetan monks (2/91). 5.8X7.0cm

Provenance

Locality:
Collected by: Dr Edith Huntley

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 68 x 56 x 22mm

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