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Reclining Buddha


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Description The body of this image has few individually articulated elements. The left arm does not rest on the body; it is, instead, a tapering tubular mass that culminates in the curved and magically floating fingers. The generalization of forms is akin to that seen in numerous standing images of the later centuries. Although a stiff puckering and forward projection of the lips can be observed on images made as early as the 16th century, it is also a trait found on images made much later. The possibility of a date considerably later than the 17th century cannot be excluded.
Provenance Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, Maryland, 1949 or earlier [1]; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1992. [1] Presented to the Breezewood Foundation, December 1965, inv. no. 502
Credit Bequest of A. B. Griswold, 1992

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17th century (?) (Lan Na)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2736
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Figure H: 4 5/16 × L: 18 1/8 × W: 4 5/8 in. (11 × 46.1 × 11.8 cm); Base H: 3 7/16 × L: 19 × W: 6 in. (8.7 × 48.2 × 15.2 cm); Figure on base H: 7 5/16 × L: 19 × W: 6 in. (18.5 × 48.2 × 15.2 cm)
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