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Carving: O.27-1938

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Lapis-lazuli mounted on a jade stand. The Buddha is seated on a low lotus pedestal with legs crossed and hands resting one upon the other, in the attitude of meditation. The face has a quiet expression with downcast eyes and the hair is curled in small shell-like knots over the entire head. The robes are simple with flowing sleeves and a necklace hangs from the neck


History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

C.E. Byas Bequest

Measurements and weight

Width: 7.3 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Byas, Cecil E.


20th century
1900 CE - 1999 CE

Components of the work

Stand: composed of jade Including Base: Height 11 cm

Materials used in production

Lapis lazuli

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Identification numbers

Accession number: O.27-1938
Primary reference Number: 138335
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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