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Buddha Offering Protection

Kandyan period (1480–1815)
18th century
Sri Lanka (Kandy district)
Ivory with polychrome
H. 11 13/16 in. (30 cm); W. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Barry Fernando, M.D. and Coleene Fernando, M.D., 2010
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 242
The Buddha raises his right hand in abhaya mudra, extending compassionate protection to devotees.
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