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

Fig. 5: Jina Ajitanatha and His Divine Assembly
India: Gujarat
White marble with traces of pigment
59 x 20 x 6 in (149.9 x 50.8 x 15.2 cm).

Norton Simon Foundation, Gift of Jennifer Jones Simon.

He holds his hands away from his body in the Jain "body-abandonment posture." (Pal's catalog entry gives this English; Huntington gives the Sanskrit kāyotsarga on a tenth-century example page 542, but unnamed on her third-century example page 161.) Two seated figures at the Jina's feet place their palms together in reverence.