Buddha Shakyamuni – Replica of the Mahabodhi temple statue
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ABS 232

 Code: ABS 232

  Country: India (north-east)

  Style: Late Pala Style

  Date: 1050 - 1150

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 13.3 x 18 x 7.6

  Materials: Brass; inlaid with silver and copper

Metal replica of the principal stone statue of Shakyamuni inside the sanctum of Mahabodhi temple 

The Buddha is seated on a decorated cushion which actually symbolizes the vajrasana throne upon which the historical Buddha Shakyamuni attained enlightenment. This cushion is characteristic for the principal Buddha image inside the Mahabodhi temple at Bodhgaya of which this metal statue is an early replica.