Figure of Vairocana Buddha - ROM2018_16782_1

ROM2018_16782_1

Figure of Vairocana Buddha

Medium:Cast bronze, partially gilded
Geography: Reportedly from Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China
Date: 16th-mid 17th century AD
Period: Ming Dynasty
Dimensions:
271 x 136 x 176 x 138 cm
Object number: 921.31.30
Credit Line: The George Crofts Collection, Gift of Mr. D. A. Dunlap
On view
Gallery Location:Samuel Hall - Currelly Gallery
DescriptionVairocana, the Buddha of Light, is the supreme manifestation of the Buddha principle. He embodies millions of worlds with millions of Buddhas. In later Chinese Buddhist art he is often represented with a crown with five Buddhas, and clasped hands with two fingers stretched, symbolizing his teaching of the Avatamsaka Sutra, the Flower Ornament Scripture.
Collection:
China
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