Stone slab with a relief carving of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni born about 2500 years ago
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Orientation 2
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ABS 245

 Code: ABS 245

  Country: Tibet

  Style:

  Date: 1500 - 1600

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 55 x 80 x 3

  Materials: Stone carving

The Buddha is seated in the diamond attitude (vajraparya kasana) on a single lotus pedestal. He rests the left hand in the lap while the right hand is raised in the gesture of fearlessness (abhaya-mudra). The custom of engraving rock-cliffs, stone boulders, and stone slabs is a very ancient tradition on the Tibetan plateau.

von Schroeder, Ulrich and von Schroeder, Heidi, 2009. Tibetan Art of the Alain Bordier Foundation. Hong Kong: Visual Dharma Publications. Pp. 20–21; plate 4