Tibet, Akshobhya – crowned buddha (2)

Undated, possibly 12th-13th century, Central Tibet, copper alloy, private collection.

Thought to be 11th century (possibly later), Tibet, copper alloy, private collection.

This piece is quite similar to another sculpture of Akshobhya in his crowned buddha form dated 12th-13th century and made in Central Tibet (broad limbs, sturdy body, very low crown and chignon, broad face), published in a previous post.

14th-15th century, Tibet, brass, private collection.

14th-15th century, Tibet, brass with turquoise inlay, private collection, published by Precious Treasure.

On this Nepalese-style work, the end of his dhoti is pleated under his ankles in an elegant fan shape. It is decorated with incisions, like the hem of his garments. He wears a thin tiara held in place with ribbons that drop behind his elongated earlobes and has a small chignon topped with a finial.

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