While the British Museum is closed and the Science and Conservation teams aren’t able to get to the collection or into our laboratories we can still share our brilliant scientists and conservators in action with previously unseen recorded footage. We hope you find this interesting and educational.
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A massive figure of Amitābha Buddha standing on a lotus base, made of white marble, with traces of gilding and pigments and a visible joint at the Buddha’s waist. Two hands are missing but the wooden dowels and iron brackets installed at the end of arms to hold the hands remain. According to the inscription on the base, it was dedicated in AD585.