Exhibit of the Week: Buddha figure

Buddha Sakyamuni figure.
Buddha Sakyamuni figure.

The interesting artefacts were collected by Major Percy Marlborough Stewart during his extensive travels around the world between 1906-1926.

Major Percy Stewart and his wife Katharine travelled across Asia during their first round the world tour in 1906 and, again, in 1911.

They began their second Asian Tour in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) before travelling in India, China, Japan and the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia).

This week’s artefact comes from that period. It was acquired by Major Stewart on a visit to Burma (then known as Myanmer) in January / February, 1912.

It is a figure of Buddha Sakyamuni, probably from the 19th Century.

Full feature in this Thursday’s Pocklington Post (16 January).