Lan Na Kingdom, Northern Thailand
16th to 17th Century
Bronze and gilt
Museum no. IM.90-1958
The Buuddha Sakyamuni is shown at the moment of his Enlightenment and victory over Mara, the embodiment of death. His right hand reaches down into the ground in 'bhumisparsa mudra', calling on the Earth Goddess to witness his worthiness to attain enlightenment.