Five-Deity Mandala of Buddha Shakyamuni identified as Trisamayavyuhamuni
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Orientation 3
Display 4

ABS 115

 Code: ABS 115

  Country: India (north-east)

  Style: Late Pala Style

  Date: 1050 - 1150

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 7.8 x 14.6 x 7.8

  Materials: Brass; solid cast in ten or more parts

This three-dimensional Mandala cast in the shape of a lotus flower (padma) presumably represents the Five-deity Mandala of Buddha Shakyamuni as described in the Trisamayavyuha. The Mandala is constructed in such a way that the closed object represents the bud of a lotus flower with eight petals.