Pala India, crowned buddha – standing

11th-12th century, Northeast India, Shakyamuni, brass, is or was at the gTsug Lakhang, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

11th-12th century, Northeast India, Shakyamuni, brass with cold gold and pigments, is or was at the gTsug Lakhang, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

Standing on a late Pala-style lotus base, the historical buddha holds a piece of his garment in one hand, the other  is extended palm out in the fear-allaying gesture, displaying an embossed symbol (dharma wheel or lotus probably). His plain transparent garment covers both shoulders. Some lotus petals on the base and the lower part of his dhoti are inlaid with copper. He is adorned with a crown with rosettes, a necklace and large earrings.

11th century, India, Bihar, copper alloy with copper and silver inlay, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (USA).

11th century, India, Bihar, copper alloy with copper and silver inlay, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (USA).

11th century, India, Bihar, copper alloy with copper and silver inlay, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (USA).

11th century, India, Bihar, copper alloy with copper and silver inlay, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (USA).

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