Nepalese Collection

Detail of Standing Buddha Shakyamuni's body and head. The smooth, fleshy contours of the body are revealed by a thin, clinging garment with cascading pleats delineated into a threadlike surface design. His hand is held in a gesture of charity.
Standing Buddha Shakyamuni
Standing Buddha Shakyamuni
Detail of Standing Buddha Shakyamuni's body and head. The smooth, fleshy contours of the body are revealed by a thin, clinging garment with cascading pleats delineated into a threadlike surface design. His hand is held in a gesture of charity.

Standing Buddha Shakyamuni

Nepal
Licchavi period (400-750)
7th century
Gilded copper
19 3/4 x 8 x 3 3/8 in. (50.2 x 20.3 x 8.6 cm)
AP 1979.01
This slim, richly gilded figure represents the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, Sage of the Shakya clan.