Statue of Mahavairochana

The Didvided Tubo period (AD 10 -13 century)
Gold-plated Copper
Height 18.5cm

After the initial period of Tibetan Buddhism, Nepal Buddhist statue art continued to affect Tibetan area. During this period, Nepal Buddhist statue art had entered a mature stage, and the statues of Buddha are vivid and graceful, their garment lines are simple, most with copper casting, with their cores thick and bodies heavy, and were in fine casting processes. It was a custom to decorate the lotus thrones with large lotus petals, with generous shapes, showing a high artistic level. These statues reflect the features of Nepal statues during that period.