A copper alloy figure of a Digambara Jina
Karnataka or Tamil Nadu, 9th century
Solid cast, standing "sky clad" in the body-abandoning pose (kayotsarga) and modeled with supple curvature and latent strength, his slender arms extending from broad shoulders below a fleshy waist, a characteristic srivatsa mark appears above his right breast, while his face features a prominent lower lip, a nose like a garuda's beak, high arched brows, and eyes cut with a single opening.
17 1/2 in. (44.4 cm) high
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