Gilt and enamelled copper Dipankara Buddha group with attendants of wood
17th century, Nepal
Height: 95 cm, 37.4 inches
This impressive standing crowned Buddha of the past, Dipankara (fixed light), predicted the coming of the Buddha Shakyamuni. He is flanked by two wooden attendants Sariputra and Maudgalyayana. While in paintings he is often depicted as a snake, in sculptures he stands frontally and erect on a lotus.