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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. 7: A Buddha
early 8th century
India: Bihar, Nalanda
Gilt bronze
7 3/16 in (18.2 cm).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, from the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection.

Both hands raised in front of his chest in the teaching gesture; right index and thumb touch tip of left middle, which hand also holds the end of his robe. Note sitting posture, in chair with both legs down, and see the end of my footnote 71.