Pala India, Shakyamuni

10th-11th century, Northeast India, Pala Period, standing buddha Shakyamuni, bronze, at the British Museum (London)

10th-11th century, Northeast India, Pala style, crowned buddha (Shakyamuni), bronze inlaid with stones now missing, at the British Museum (London).

The parasol above his head is topped with ribbons, a moon crescent and a sun disc. He holds the hem of his garment in his left hand while making a symbolic gesture with the other. The crown made of tall triangular panels with foliage, the fact that he is adorned with a necklace, his transparent garments only noticeable through the folds at the bottom and the embroidered hem at ankle level, are all typical of the Pala period, as is the small round base.

11th-12th century, Northeast India, late Pala style, standing buddha Shakyamuni, at the Tsug Lakhang in Lhassa, published by Von Schroeder.

11th-12th century, Northeast India, late Pala style, crowned buddha (Shakyamuni), brass inlaid with stones, cold gold, pigments, at the Tsug Lakhang in Lhassa, published by Ulrich Von Schroeder.

 

 

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