The historical buddha dressed in a transparent robe that reveals the waist of his undergarment, his lips and the border of his robe inlaid with copper, his eyes and urna inlaid with silver, seated on a tall lotus base with plump petals, all of which we have often seen on early (13th-14th century) works from Tibet. We have only seen a few early buddhas seated on a beaded cushion as above, most of them dated 13th century.
15th century, Tibet, Shakyamuni, bronze with silver inlay, private collection, photo on Nagel .
One of a group of buddhas seated on a double-lotus base with elongated petals with a sharply pointed end, displaying the same type of facial features and hairstyle, the undergarment tightly pleated under the breast, the sanghati decorated with an incised border, a small vajra sceptre placed on top of the seat.
15th century, Western Tibet, Shakyamuni, bronze, at the Cleveland Museum of Art (USA).This rare image depicts the historical buddha with a jewelled finial (and no hair bun or chignon), wearing a diaphanous robe with part of the cloth falling vertically on the left side.
A plain robe with an incised hem and a section of the cloth arranged in two scallop-shaped layers over his left shoulder.
A copper-inlaid hem and a classic ‘swallow tail’ draping over the left shoulder.
A sanghati with a multitude of soft pleats across the chest and left arm.
The classic patched robe with beaded seams.
With a very loosely draped robe, disproportionate arms and torso, an elongated neck and face, all of which help date the piece.
Dressed in silk clothing draped in the Chinese fashion.