Mongolia, Shakyamuni (2)

18th century, Mongolia, Shakyamuni, gilt copper alloy, photo by Christie's.

18th century, Mongolia, Shakyamuni, gilt copper alloy, photo by Christie’s.

The historical buddha is seated on a tall double-lotus base, his legs in the vajra position, his hands doing the dharmacakra mudra. One end of his upper garment is pleated like a fishtail over his left shoulder. His eyes are neither inlaid nor painted.

Same as before.

Same as before.

This is a more standard depiction of Shakyamuni, with his right hand calling Earth to witness and his left hand doing the dyani mudra and holding an alms bowl (possibly of a later date).

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