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A Cast Copper Alloy & Brass Amitayus
Nepal - probably early 20th Century


A Cast Copper Alloy & Brass Amitayus

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A Cast Copper Alloy & Brass Amitayus
A Cast Copper Alloy & Brass Amitayus

A Cast Copper Alloy & Brass Amitayus
A Cast Copper Alloy & Brass Amitayus

A Cast Copper Alloy & Brass Amitayus

A Cast Copper Alloy & Brass Amitayus
Nepal - probably early 20th Century

The bejewelled Buddhist deity seated holding a vase (kalasha) on a double lotus base before an elaborate flaming mandorla.


Mild wear

2" ( 5.1 cm )



Amitayus (Of Infinite Life), a deity associated with rites that would ensure a long life.

Amitayus is closely connected with Amitabha, the Buddha of infinite Light, and in some texts the two names are used interchangeably for the same deity.

Here, Amitayus is seated in a meditative posture, his hands cradling a vase (kalasha) containing the elixir of immortality (amrita).



Item no; TN-030609-188-7
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