traditional iconography of Nepalese artworks, this copper statue of Shakyamuni-
the Shakya ascetic or the Buddha carries a stunning archaic value and profound
wisdom. On a square pedestal, the Buddha sits in the Padmasana or meditative
pose, adorned with his characteristic features- curled hair, Ushnisha or
cranial bump, elongated earlobes, and Cheevara (monk’s garments).
In his hand
in the Dhyana mudra, placed in his lap, is the alms bowl, a symbol of
austerity. His right-hand dangles toward the ground, in the Bhumisparsha mudra
or the earth-touching gesture. Crafted in solid metal, the copper statue is
permeated by the tranquil presence of the Buddha, meditating upon whom, the
follower can find streams of enlightenment within.
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