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.

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