To set the wheel in motion in Buddhist language means, 'to preach the order of things'. Iconography seized upon this significant imagery - two hands held in front of his chest, the gesture of setting in motion the wheel of Law (Dharmachakra). This dharmachakramudra is characteristic of the first sermon of the Buddha. He can be seen seated cross-legged on a seat decorated with vine patterns. This image of Buddha is reminiscent of the sculptures of Buddha during Gupta period - the folded garment, full sensuous lower lip, ornate halo etc. The curls of his hair are depicted by circular dots.
The black and bronze background highlights the ochre shaded image of Buddha. The selection of the colour maintains the serenity of the subject.
This description by Renu Rana.
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