3. A set of eight Buddhas
circa 18th century
Gilt coppery bronze
Height of each Buddha: 4.5cm (1 3/4")
The diminutive images of the Buddha with individual faces stand erect, arms at their sides. Each has a tall usnisa, each wears his sanghati falling over his left shoulder; each is backed by a radiant nimbus around his head within the arched aureole. A fitted acrylic stand in the form of the outline of a Sri Lankan stupa accompanies the set.
Detail: close-up view