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

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Figure 31: Standing Buddha
Nepal (Early Malla Kingdom Period) 15th century
324 cm
Donated by Dhanadeva.

Photo: Ulrich von Schroeder 1976, 23-Plate_280B_7642-14_Ulrich_von_Schroeder_1976 (NSS SD card).

Details: see thumbnail below
Detail 1 photo Ulrich von Schoeder, 1976, Plate_280B_7642-14_Ulrich_von_Schroeder_1976 (NSS SD card)

Detail 2, detail of head and left hand, Photo Ulrich von Schroeder, 2011, Plate_280B_1109-508_Ulrich_von_Schroeder_04.08.2011 (NSS SD card)

Detail 3, a feast served after a religious observance in Swayambhu, photo Sukra Sagar Shrestha, 1993. Plate_280B_1993-21_Sukra_Sagar_Shesta_1993_A02_32 (NSS SD card) Sukra Sagar Shrestha (1953-2017) who helped Ulrich von Schroeder with the history of this sculpture,and to whom von Schroeder dedicated Nepalese Stone Sculptures, was a renowned scholar of the cultural and art history of Nepal.

Citations: Published:
The Huntington Archive 0050118: Buddha Maitreya. Licchavi, circa 6th century.

Singh, Madanjeet, 1968. Himalayan Art. 182 Buddha. Svayambhunath, Nepal, 9th-10th c.

Bangdel, Lain S., 1995.Inventory of Stone Sculptures of the Kathmandu Valley: 188-189, section 44, figs. 1, 3: Standing Buddha, Swayambhu Stupa, Kathmandu, circa 10th-11th century [Plate 44-1], circa 15th century [Plate44-3].

Bangdel, Lain Singh and Aryal, Mukunda Raj, 1996. A Report on the Study of Iconography: 59, 77 pl. 14: Standing Buddha, Swayambhu Complex, Kathmandu, 10th-11th c.

Bangdel, Dina, 1999. Manifesting the Mandala. 438, 547, fig. 4,3: Maitreya Buddha. Licchavi Period. Can be dated on stylistic grounds to the 5th-6th c.

Shakya, Hem Raj, 2004. Svayambhū Mahācaitya: illustrated between 496-497, 499, pl. 43: Buddha with the “gesture of prediction”. Also called Devāvatāra Bodhisattva in the Nepalese Buddhist tradition, circa 7th century.

Shrestha, Khadga Man, 2008. History of Buddhism in Nepal: 424, illustrated: Sakyamuni Buddha on Bhavishya Vyakarna Mudra of the Licchavi Period.

Hutt, Michael, 2010. Nepal – A Guide to the Art and Architecture of the Kathmandu Valley: 178: Image of Shakyamuni beside the Buddhist library, 9th/10th century.

Bangdel, Dina, 2011. “Visual Histories of Svayambhu Mahacaitya”. Light of the Valley: Renewing the Sacred Art and Traditions of Svayambhu: 274, 277, fig. 5: Maitreya, Svayambhu, circa 7th-8th century.

Shakya, Milan Ratna, 2011. Ancient Stone Images of Buddha & Bodhisattva in Nepal: 41, 144: Standing Buddha, brilliant criterion of the Gupta-Licchavil works of art. Late Licchavi time.

von Schroeder, Ulrich, 2019, Nepalese Stone Sculptures, two vols, vol II, Buddhist, p. 896, pl. 280B, Nepal (Early Malla Kingdom Period) 15th century

Dowman, Keith, 2020, Nepāl Maṇḍal: A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Kaṭhmāṇḍu Valley, (Tepoztlan: Pema Publishing),  Buddha, standing, possibly an excellent copy of a Transitional Period sculpture.