Standing on a single lotus over a small base, the historical buddha displays the fear-allaying gesture with his right hand and holds his robe with the other. Unlike earlier Kashmiri buddhas, he has thin straight legs with no knee caps, a feature which contrasts with the elaborate serrated flame design on the halo and mandorla, inspired from the Bihar region (India).
On this equally basic sculpture, the buddha’s eyes, his right hand and the piece of cloth in his left hand are noticeably oversized.
Same as before, copper alloy, at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City (USA).
This is quite a different style, with an athletic body and stance inspired from the Indian Gupta style .
The soft pleating on one side only of his robe’s collar is unusual.
Sometimes, the folds at the front of the buddha’s robe are U-shaped (marked all the way up to the collar).