Himachal Pradesh, standing buddha

11th century circa, Himachal Pradesh, historical buddha Shakyamuni, brass, bears an inscription on the base, private collection.

11th century circa, Himachal Pradesh, historical buddha Shakyamuni, brass,  partial inscription on the base, private collection.

The figure stands on a lotus base with flattened petals with pointed ends that can be seen on other Himachal Pradesh sculptures dating from the 10th-11th century. It is over a low plinth that recalls Kashmiri works, as does the robe covering both shoulders, with concentric folds and an incised edge. The head is rather oversized, with a roundish nose, full lips and semi-closed eyes. He holds one end of his garment in his left hand while showing the palm of his other hand, incised with a diamond.

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