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8. Gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni China, 1403-24 AD, 50cm high. This important image of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, displays the integration of Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist art in both its intricate design and metal-casting technique. It is one of the largest and most ornate Sino-Tibetan bronzes surviving from the early fifteenth century. The bronze is cast in three sections: the Buddha and the double lotus throne, the rectangular stepped base and the background mandorla, which is pierced with fire and floral scrolls. The figure's gesture indicates that Shakyamuni has just warded off temptation and gained peace and truth. Photo: http://www.britishmuseum.org.
British Museum Top 20 Buddhism 08 Shakyamuni Gilt-bronze 8. Gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni  China, 1403-24 AD, 50cm high. This important image of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, displays the integration of Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist art in both its intricate design and metal-casting technique. It is one of the largest and most ornate Sino-Tibetan bronzes surviving from the early fifteenth century. The bronze is cast in three sections: the Buddha and the double lotus throne, the rectangular stepped base and the background mandorla, which is pierced with fire and floral scrolls. The figure's gesture indicates that Shakyamuni has just warded off temptation and gained peace and truth. Photo: http://www.britishmuseum.org.