New York, Park Avenue
23 March 1999
A rare bronze figure of a Jina
India, Gujarat, Akota type, 6th/7th Century
Standing in the kayotsarga posture of body-abandonment on a beaded base supported by a multi-tiered pedestal, with broad sloping shoulders and elongated arms and limbs, his rounded face with pronounced aquiline nose surmounted by an elaborate foliate tiara, with a beaded necklace, wearing a simple dhoti secured by a belt with flower-head buckle and with elegant folds rippling down the center
15 in. (38 cm.) high
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For a related example and a fragment including a similar base, see U. Shah, Akota Bronzes, 1959, pls. 12A and 20.
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