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

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Figure 32: Detail of base of Guita Buddha
photo; edited detail of Fig. 4, det. 3, photo IA Feb. 4 2008.

This photo shows the two-tiered oval subsidiary base under the feet of the Buddha and on the surface of the main base. This subsidiary curved base is either part of the stone base, or is part of the Buddha and thus in metal (as we suspect it is), or a combination of the two, with the top plate being in metal and the lower part in stone.