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ID: 300386135
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Record Type: concept
abhaya mudra (mudra, gesture, ... Associated Concepts (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Hand gesture indicating divine protection, approachability, and dispelling of fear. The right hand is represented palm outward, raised to shoulder height, with the fingers upward. The gesture is ancient, probably originally demonstrating that the hand is empty of weapons and indicating peace. In Buddhism it represents the absence of fear of death.
 
Terms:
abhaya mudra (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,U)
abhaya mudra (Dutch-P,D,U,U)
abhaya mudrā (C,U,English,UF,U,B)
abhaya-mudra (C,U,English,UF,U,U)
abhayamudrā (C,U,English,UF,U,U)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  B.BM

Hierarchical Position:

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Hierarchy of Associated Concepts (hierarchy name)
.... Associated Concepts (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of multidisciplinary concepts
........ multidisciplinary concepts (G)
Hierarchy of body position
............ body position (G)
Hierarchy of gesture
................ gesture (G)
Hierarchy of mudra
.................... mudra (G)
Hierarchy of abhaya mudra
........................ abhaya mudra (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Een handgebaar waarmee bescherming wordt uitgedrukt en dat gemaakt wordt door goddelijke figuren in de boeddhistische en Indiase kunst. De hand wordt met de palm naar buiten afgebeeld, met de vingers omhoog. In het boeddhisme wordt het gebaar gezien als een uitdrukking van de afwezigheid van angst voor de dood. 

Sources and Contributors:
abhaya mudrā............  [VP]
.......................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed June 1 2013
.......................  Huntington, Art of Ancient India (1985) 715
.......................  Pal, Indian Sculpture (1986-1988) index
abhaya mudra............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred, VP Preferred]
.......................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......................  Brown and Hutton, Companion to Asian Art and Architecture (2015)
.......................  Freer Gallery and Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian [online] (2003-)
.......................  Metropolitan Museum of Art [online] (2001-)
.......................  UvA Talen
.......................  Victoria & Albert Museum online (2001-)
abhayamudrā............  [VP]
.......................  Pal, Indian Sculpture (1986-1988) index
abhaya-mudra............  [VP]
.......................  Brown and Hutton, Companion to Asian Art and Architecture (2015)
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Glossary of Indian Art and Archaeology (1995)
.......... Huntington, Art of Ancient India (1985)
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
.......... UvA Talen

 

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