Buddha Shakyamuni – The Historical Buddha
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ABS 042

 Code: ABS 042

  Country: India (north-west)

  Style: Kashmir Region

  Date: 700 - 750

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 7.3 x 12 x 3.4

  Materials: Brass

Buddha Shakyamuni - the historical Buddha in the act of teaching 

The shining surface of the metal is the result of extensive ritual worship by successive generations of Buddhist monks in India and Tibet. The stylistic and technical characteristics of this Buddha image point to the Kashmir area as location of manufacture and dates from the first half of the 8th century.