Himalayan Sculpture

 

A magnificent torso of the Buddha finely-cast in section with detail to the sangkhati; elaborate pleats over the left shoulder continuing across back; minor flaw to right back shoulder; slight bulges at stomach and lower back; draping are reminiscent of Pala style; patches over casting flows; gilt bronze; 13th/14th century; Tibet. 51 inches (129.5 cm) high.

 

Last updated 06/09/2003  Zhou Yi