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Questions Regarding the Word Mudra: A Preliminary Survey of Gestures on Indian Icons and their Designation

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Fig. 2: Shrine with four Jinas; side c, either Mahavira or Neminatha
c. 600
India: Uttar Pradesh
Cream-colored sandstone
23 in (58.2 cm).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Anna Bing Arnold.

This Jain "Victor" is seated cross-legged with hands palm-up on lap (right foot on top, right hand on top) with eyes lowered; obviously meditating, thus the "meditation gesture."