Long-life bearer Amitayus wishes you a happy new year!

14th century, Central Tibet, buddha Amitayus, gilt copper alloy, private collection

14th century, Central Tibet, buddha Amitayus, gilt copper alloy with stone inlay, private collection.

This is a Nepalese-style sculpture of Amitayus from Central Tibet. The buddha would have been holding a long-life vase, now missing. He wears the typical early-Malla style ornaments and a U-shape sacred thread over his chest. His calf-length dhoti is incised with a floral pattern. Lotus flowers seem to be sprouting from his elbows.

 

3 thoughts on “Long-life bearer Amitayus wishes you a happy new year!

  1. Thank you very much for following the blog, I really look forward to reading your posts and happy new year 2014. Gede Prama🙂

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