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Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha

Seated Buddha

Red dappled sandstone

H: 24; W: 16; D: 9 cm

Bequest of Wolf Ladejinsky, Washington, DC, through the America-Israel Cultural Foundation

Accession number:

B78.1329

Arts/Asian Art

Buddha sits with his right hand raised in the gesture of abhaya mudra: “have no fear.” Beneath his seat are the Wheel of the Law and two deer, alluding to the Deer Park at Sarnath, where Buddha Siddharta gave his first sermon.