The robe He is wearing is an unusual one. Its surface area is embossed with identical chequered panels, each of which features a delicately petalled flower. The super-narrow border is defined by graciously curving vines. These make it one of the most glamorous robes a modern-day seated Buddha sculpture may come in. The pedestal on which the figure is poised is the most striking aspect of the composition. A gigantic lotus turned upside down; on top of it is a lotus of slightly smaller circumference, whose ample petals form concentric circles around the seat of the Buddha. Note the metallic gold highlights on the petals as well as the Buddha’s bare skin.
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