Buddha Shakyamuni – The Historical Buddha
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Orientation 3
Display 4

ABS 087

 Code: ABS 087

  Country: Tibet


  Date: 1100 - 1200

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 21.9 x 29.5 x 11.7

  Materials: Brass

Buddha Shakyamuni commemorating the defeat of Mara

The Buddha is seated in the meditation posture and was originally mounted upon a lotus pedestal. He rests the left hand in the lap and extends the right hand in the gesture of touching the earth (bhumisparsha-mudra). The upper monastic garment (uttarasanga) is rendered in a transparent manner and covers the left shoulder only. Although the style of this Buddha retains some influence of the Pala Schools of North-Eastern India, the image reflects a distinct Tibetan flair.