Indian and Himalayan Art
Akshobhya, the Unshakable Tathagata BuddhaMade in Nepal, Asia
Malla Dynasty (1200-1769), c. 15th - 16th century
Artist/maker unknown, Nepalese
Copper alloy with mercury gilding
Currently not on view
1963-155-11Gift of Natacha Rambova, 1963
LabelAkshobhya, 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).