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Akshobhya, the Transcendent Buddha of the East

Thakuri period
12th century
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Copper with gold paint
H. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm); W. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm); D. 4 in. (10.2 cm); Wt. 4 lbs (1.8 kg)
Credit Line:
Gift of Bette-Ann and William Spielman, 1979
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 252
Akshobhya is one of the five Transcendent Buddhas of Esoteric Buddhism. His attribute, the thunderbolt scepter (vajra), is displayed on the cloth frontal of his lion-supported lotus throne.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of the Himalayas," December 15, 2010–December 4, 2011.

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