VIRTUAL COLLECTION OF ASIAN MASTERPIECES

Add to Favorites

Add to Favorites
Your web browser does not support
Add to Favorites.

Please add the site using your bookmark menu.
The function is available only on Internet Explorer
search a masterpiece

Maravijaya Buddha
56.83
Download print email facebook twitter me2day

Why this is a
Masterpiece

The strong, somewhat robust body, the stiffness of the posture and the rigour of the expression suggest the steadfast and adamant resistance of the Buddha against Mara’s temptation. Content and form, message and execution of the sculpture are in perfect harmony.

History of the Object
This sculpture depicts the Buddha in the attitude of touching the earth. This iconographic type refers to that moment in the Buddha's life when, having fasted and meditated for four weeks, he reached enlightenment, that is, he found the answer to the basic questions of life and death. Then he was tempted by the demon called Mara who offered him earthly power and pleasure. By touching the earth, the Enlightened called the Earth Goddess to bear witness to his truth.

Map Of Museums

See the Google map
Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Bronze, lacquered, gilt, painted 
Measurements
Width 44.4 cm Height 58.5 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Thailand 
Geography
Thailand 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century 
Function
Altar piece 
Acquisition
Transmission from the Museum of Ethnography in 1956. 
Copyright
No information, data or images may be published or reproduced without written permission of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts, Budapest. 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Hungarian State; property management by the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest; in the Collection of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts, Budapest. 
Museum
Ferenc Hopp Museum of Eastern Asiatic Arts 
Credit line
Description by Zsuzsanna Renner, Indologist, Director, Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest 

Other
Masterpieces

SEE ALL MASTERPIECES
OF THIS MUSEUM

Show original language

This is your
favorite
Masterpiece ?

Add  your reaction  now !

BACK TO LIST

Thank you

Thank you for your reaction!
Your reaction has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기

E-mail to a Friend now!

E-mail to a Friend now!

Thank you

Mail has been sent successfully. OK
팝업창 닫기