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Reclining Buddha

A polychromed stucco figure of a parinirvana Buddha
China
11th c.; Song Dynasty
stucco
Length 14 ins, 37.5 cm

A remarkable stucco figure of a parinirvana Buddha, reclining with his right hand supporting his head on an oblong pillow and wearing a full length robe with sweeping sleeves; the face, chest and feet embellished with extensive gilding and the remaining area richly decorated with malachite, lapis and red pigments, three robed attendant figures floating in the foreground.

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