Kuber Singh Shakya made these four multipart, gilt repoussé images for Dharmacakra-vihara on Mañjuari hill near Svayambhu stupa in the 1940s. They represent, left to right, Padmasambhava, Maitreya, Sakyamuni Buddha and Mañjusri. The hands are solid cast by another artist-artisan. The central image is ca. 75 cm. high.

Photograph by James A. Giambrone.

all text & images © Mary Shepherd Slusser and James A. Giambrone