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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. 6: Drawings of six dance hands from Coomaraswamy and Duggirala, The Mirror of Gesture (Plate X).

Note that for A and B the designations are reversed. The correct order of the six should be: A. ardha-candra hasta, half-moon hand; B. patāka hasta, flag hand; and then fist, spire, bee, parrot's beak.