Tibet, Maudgalyayana

17th-18th century, Tibet, Maudgalyayana, gilt copper alloy, photo by Koller.

17th-18th century, Tibet, Maudgalyayana, gilt copper alloy, photo by Koller.

18th century circa, East Tibet, same as before.

18th century circa, East Tibet, same as before.

One of the historical buddha’s main disciples, Maudgalyayana holds a bowl in his left hand. On other sculptures, he may be holding a different object or have both hands in a praying gesture.

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