Buddha Shakyamuni commemorating the defeat of Mara
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ABS 009

 Code: ABS 009

  Country: Tibet (central)

  Style:

  Date: 1250 - 1350

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 44.3 x 57.2 x 26.3

  Materials: Gilt copper

Buddha Shakyamuni commemorating the defeat of Mara

The Buddha is seated in the diamond attitude (vajraparya kasana). He rests the left hand in the lap and extends the right hand in the gesture of touching the earth (bhumisparsa-mudra). The monastic garment is rendered without folds and covers only the left shoulder. Tibetan statues of Buddha have less often both shoulders covered by the monk garment. This image represents the historical Buddha Shakyamuni and commemorates the defeat of Mara (maravijaya)at Bodhgaya.