The best of Swat Valley (1)

7th-8th c., Swat Valley, Maitreya, bronze with very high tin content, 13,6 cm, private collection

9th-10th century, Maitreya, bronze, silver-inlaid eyes, 21,6 cm, found near Helmand river, Swat Valley, Afghanistan

7th c., Swat Valley, Avalokiteshvara, bronze, 15 cm, private collection

4th-5th century, Swat Valley, Shakyamuni, brass with silver inlaid eyes and copper inlaid lips, 24,2 cm, Pacific Asia Museum

5th-6th century, Vairocana, bronze with silver inlaid eyes and copper inlaid lips, 33 cm, Swat Valley, North Pakistan, at the New York Metropolitan Museum

9th century (or before), crowned Shakyamuni or Akshobhya, leaded copper and zinc alloy with silver inlaid eyes and copper inlaid lips, 24,1 cm, elephant throne, Swat Valley, North Pakistan, at the New York Metropolitan Museum

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