Buddhist Bronze Sculptures (NMN): photo 17
Photo 17 of 18 in Gallery: Buddhist Bronze Sculptures (NMN)
Image title: Shakyamuni Buddha
This bronze sculpture shows an image of Shakyamuni Buddha, from the 19-20th century A.D.—This image of Buddha belongs to the Earth Touching Pose. This form of image is most popular in Nepal. Here the right hand of Buddha is shown touching the earth while the left hand is holding an Alms Bowl. Tibetan influence is seen in the hair style of the image.
The National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum) houses a variety of sculptures, carvings, statues, paintings and other objects grouped according to the major religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. This photo is from the Hindu bronze sculpture (dhatu-kala) section.