Akshobhya, the Unshakable Tathagata Buddha

Artist/maker unknown, Nepalese

Geography:
Made in Nepal, Asia

Period:
Malla Dynasty (1200-1769)

Date:
c. 15th - 16th century

Medium:
Copper alloy with mercury gilding

Dimensions:
3 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches (7.6 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Indian and Himalayan Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1963-155-11

Credit Line:
Gift of Natacha Rambova, 1963

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Label:
Akshobhya, the second of the Five Dhyani Buddhas, is shown in the traditional meditation pose. His right hand is in the earth-witness gesture and his left hand holds a vajra (thunderbolt).