"Buddha's Hand" Architectural Fragment

c. 1850
$980 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 30.0" D: 3.0" H: 14.0"
Materials
Camphor
Collection #
R072
Estimated Shipping
$38

This 19th-century architectural fragment is beautifully carved in low relief with a whimsical design of buddha's hand citrons growing upon a flowering vine. Considered an auspicious Buddhist offering, the fingered citron is named for its resemblance to the Buddha's hand in prayer, in the gesture of a Buddhist mudra. The sinuous citrons of this carved element provide unusual contrast to the fragment's otherwise naturalistic design - perhaps as evidence of the fruit's otherworldly nature.

This item is available to ship Monday, January 4, 2021. Currently on display at The Farnsworth House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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