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Enlightenment of Buddha Shakyamuni, 10th century

Unknown (Indian, Bihar, Gaya district - 10th century)

grey sandstone
71.2 cm high
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23260)

Shakyamuni (died 5th century B.C.), the historical Buddha, is shown seated on a throne decorated with lions. His right hand extends towards the earth in one of the four mystical gestures: touching the earth.

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