Kashmir, a buddha on lion throne

9th century, Kashmir, buddha Shakyamuni, brass with silver inlay, published by Rossi.

9th century, Kashmir, buddha Shakyamuni, brass with silver inlay, published by Rossi.

This is a rare and well preserved statue that represents the historical buddha sitting on a throne supported by two lions and a yaksha (nature spirit), with two deer and a dharma wheel at the front of the plinth, complete with flaming arch or mandorla topped with a stupa. He is wearing a robe that covers both shoulders and a long dhoti.

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