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ROM Royal Ontario Museum 2010

Seated Buddha, Orissa, India, stone, 10th-12th century. 937.54

 

This powerful sculpture depicts the Buddha at the moment of his Enlightenment. The buddha reaches down to touch the ground, calling the Earth Goddess to witness his Enlightenment. This gesture is called bhumisparsa-mudra. The Buddha is surrounded by bodhisattaves with worshipping devotees below his throne.

 

These photographs are from my visit to the Royal Ontario Museum. I went because they were having a special exhibit featuring the terracota army. Although photographs of the figures themselves were strictly prohibited I still managed to get some good shots from other exhibits the museum was having.

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Taken on June 30, 2010