Teak, gilded lacquer, inset with glass, semi-precious stones
Victoria and Albert Museum, no. IM 39-1912
The Buddha is depicted wearing the gold insignia of a Burmese King of the Konbaung Dynasty (1752-1885) with its mass of jewelled winged elements, high rising crown and gold salwe (chain of office). The Buddha’s right hand is raised in abhaya mudra (a gesture of protection and reassurance) and his left hand extended in varada (charity) mudra.