Tibet, Amoghasiddhi Nepalese-style

14th century circa, Tibet, buddha Amoghasiddhi, gilt copper inlaid with stones, private collection

14th century circa, Tibet, buddha Amoghasiddhi, gilt copper inlaid with stones, private collection.

The small chignon and  low crown comprising a central crescent and two leaves on each side, revealing a short row of curls, are sometimes seen on Early Malla sculptures in conjunction with this type of double lotus base and jewellery. But a Nepalese sculpture wouldn’t be quite as stiff, the head and chest would be slightly tilted and the body proportions would be slightly different.  Also, there would probably be an urna on his forehead. The flowing ribbons with pointed ends and the shape of the floral earrings seem to be the artist’s own design.

3 thoughts on “Tibet, Amoghasiddhi Nepalese-style

  1. Love the detailed description of your blog that gives off the quality of a fine appraiser.

    After taking art history this year, my humble opinion about sculpture is that details are important (understatement!).

    I like your description because you take the time to provide the balance of saying what shouldn’t be present vs. what is seen or expected to be seen and the how and why.

    Thank you for posting.🙂

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