Kashmir, crowned buddhas

7th-8th century, Kashmir, Karkota Dynasty, buddha Shakyamuni, brass, at the  gTsug Lakhang, published by

7th-8th century, Kashmir, Karkota Dynasty, buddha Shakyamuni, brass, at the gTsug Lakhang, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

9th-10th century, Kashmir, Utpala period, buddha Shakyamuni, brass, published by John Siudmak.

9th-10th century, Kashmir, Utpala period, buddha Shakyamuni, brass with silver inlaid eyes, published by John Siudmak.

There are few Kashmiri representations of Shakyamuni in princely garments, with a crown. On these two statues he is wearing a transparent robe  with a V-neck and V-shaped shoulder line decorated with tassels reminiscent of 8th century Gilgit sculptures also representing a crowned buddha in princely garments.

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