Standing Buddha Shakyamuni
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India and Nepal
Orientation 3
Display 2

ABS 044

 Code: ABS 044

  Country: India (north-west)

  Style: Kashmir Region

  Date: 1000 - 1050

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 11.4 x 25.5 x 11.4

  Materials: Brass

Buddha Shakyamuni displaying the gesture of fearlessness (abhaya-mudra) with the right hand.

The Buddha is standing in a slightly bent attitude on a circular stand. He holds the right hand uplifted in the gesture of fearlessness (abhaya-mudra), and the left hand holds the edge of the monastic robe in the “ring hand gesture” (kataka-mudra). The upper monastic garment (uttarasanga) covers both shoulders. This Buddha statue is probably the product of a Kashmir craftsman working for patrons of the Purang-Guge kingdom in Western Tibet.