Tibet, set of 4 Amitayus sculptures

14th century, Tibet, Amitayus, copper, photo by Ulrich von Schroeder.

14th century, Tibet, Amitayus, copper, photo by Ulrich von Schroeder.

14th c., Tibet, Amitayus, copper, 21 cm, detail of vase

Detail of the long-life vase..

14th c., Tibet, Amitayus, copper, 23,5 cm, Tsug Lakhang14th c., Tibet, Amitayus, copper, 23,5 cm, detail of vase

Same as above. Detail of the long-life vase, the top is missing.

14th c., Tibet, Amitayus, copper, 23,3 cm, Tsug Lakhang14th c., Tibet, Amitayus, copper, 25,7 cm, Tsug Lakhang

Same as above, long-life vase missing (or perhaps there was a bowl in his hands, in which case we would be looking at Amitabha).

All four sculptures were made in the 11th-12th century Nepalese (Thakuri) style (ungilt metal, straight posture, slender waist, mitre-like crown, broad sash across the chest etc.).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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