Crowned Buddha Shakyamuni as World Sovereign
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Orientation 3
Display 5

ABS 184

 Code: ABS 184

  Country: Nepal (west)

  Style: Khasha Malla

  Date: 1350 - 1400

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 18.2 x 24.9 x 13

  Materials: Gilt copper

Crowned Buddha Shakyamuni as “World Sovereign” cast by a Newar artist of the Kathmandu Valley 

This statue represents the historical Buddha Shakyamuni under his aspect as “world sovereign” (Chakravartin). Such images are often erroneously identified as Akshobhya - one of the Five Tathagatas or transcendental Buddhas - who also displays the bhumisparsha-mudra, but Akshobhya is usually not shown with monastic garments.