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Standing Buddha figure, in abhaya mudra. Inscribed: Latchman at Teumye. 22 January 1790

Standing Buddha figure, in abhaya mudra. Inscribed: Latchman at Teumye. 22 January 1790

Artist: Daniell, Thomas (1749-1840)

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: WD1759

Item number: 1759

Length: 225

Width: 138

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Pencil and wash drawing of a stele showing the standing Buddha, in abhaya mudra, by Thomas and William Daniell, dated 22 January 1790. Inscribed on front in pencil: 'Latchman at Teumye'.

The Buddha figure in this drawing is represented in the abhaya mudra, a protection gesture in which the right hand is lifted with the palm and the fingers extended upwards and outwards. In his journal, on the 22 January 1790, William Daniell wrote, "From thence we rode to the Village of Tumyee where there is the Remains of a very large Statue of the Hindoo God Ram, his measure across the Shoulders was 2ft. 91/2in. the length of his head 161/2in. & supposing he was 7 heads high, his figure must have been abt. 9. 7. Near him stood Ram Lutchman his brother who was abt. 16in. high very prettily cut."

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