On The Antiquity of Nepalese Metalcraft: The Buddha of Guita Bahi

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Figure 14: Standing Buddha Sakyamuni
Nepal, 6th/7th/8th century
62 cm.
British Museum,
Brooke Sewell Permanent Fund,
1966, 0217.2

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Detail: another view

For images and reading of the inscription, visit Appendix 1: The InscriptionsInscription fig. 14

Inscribed: A three-line inscription names several donors who dedicate the merit from commissioning this image to the attainment of supreme knowledge (i.e. Buddhahood) by their teachers, kinsfolk and all sentient beings.

Zwalf, Wladimir, (ed.) 1985, Buddhism: Art and Faith, 122, 124, no.160: 7th-8th century

Koezuka, Takashi, 1994, Masterpieces of Buddhist Art from the British Museum (Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun)

Von Schroeder, Ulrich, 2019, Nepalese Stone Sculptures, vol. II,  2372E, 6th/7th century.