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Akshobhya, the Transcendent Buddha of the East

Period:
Thakuri period
Date:
12th century
Culture:
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Medium:
Copper with gold paint
Dimensions:
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)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Bette-Ann and William Spielman, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.506
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.
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