Jingdezhen ware figure of Victor of the Three Worlds Buddha - ROM2005_3973_14

ROM2005_3973_14

Jingdezhen ware figure of Victor of the Three Worlds Buddha

Medium:Moulded porcelain with hand-made components and glaze
Geography: Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China; reportedly from Xingtai, Hebei province, China
Date: late 13th-late 14th Century
Period: Yuan Dynasty
Dimensions:
27 x 20.3 x 13 cm
Object number: 922.20.109
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Matthews Family Court of Chinese Sculpture
DescriptionThe Tang-style Buddha continued to be used with only minor changes in later centuries. As a rule, the Buddha is depicted in a simple monk's habit without jewelry. The Vairochana Buddha bedecked with jewels is a rare exception, and shows influence of Tibetan-style, esoteric Buddhism. The different hand gesture (mudra) has a specific meaning, this Buddha makes the gesture of the Victor of the Three Worlds.
Collection:
China
Browse Categories:Sacred & Ceremonial
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