Hollow Bronze Buddha seated in Dhyanasana on a throne, his hands in vitarka and dhyana mudras, holding a round vessel, his oval face with almond shaped eyes slightly downcast, elongated earlobes, the hair arranged in rows of spiral shaped curls surmounted by a domed usnisa. Green patina.
7 3/4" x 4 1/2"
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