Kashmir, buddha on lion throne (2)

8th century, Kashmir, buddha Shakyamuni, brass, silver-inlaid eyes, at the Harvard Art Museums

8th century, Kashmir, buddha Shakyamuni, brass, silver-inlaid eyes, at the Harvard Art Museums.

Here the throne is supported by a yaksha at the centre and two lions on the sides. Below, the cushion is more elaborate, in the Gilgit style, and the throne is supported by a yaksha, two lions and what looks like two mythical creatures called viyalas.

private collection.

private collection.

 

 

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