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Amitayus

Nepalese, Buddhist
11th–12th century


Object Place: Nepal

Dimensions

Approximately 12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

21.1153

Medium or Technique

Gilt copper

Not On View

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Sculpture

Figure with tall crown sits cross-legged with his hands in dhyana mudra (posture of meditation). Amitayus Buddha, also Buddha of Limitless Life, is usually depicted seated in a meditation posture and associated with meditations for a long life.

Provenance

1921, Reverand E. G. Tewksbury, Boston, MA; 1921, gift of Tewksbury to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 5, 1921)

Credit Line

Gift of Reverend E.G. Tewksbury