Siddhartha Gautama, the Historical Buddha

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Cristian Violatti
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published on 24 November 2013
Siddhartha Gautama, the Historical Buddha

The Buddha seated in meditation, one hand on his lap, the other pendant in a gesture known as earth-witness, which represents unshakability or steadfastness when being subject to the demons' temptations. This is a superb example of 12th century Nepalese metalcraft: Copper alloy, gilt.

"Shakyamuni, the Historical Buddha" (Object 614), Patan Museum - Mangal Bazaar, Lalitpur (Nepal)


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Cristian Violatti
Cristian Violatti is an independent author, public speaker, and former editor of Ancient History Encyclopedia with a passion for archaeology and ancient history.

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Violatti, C. (2013, November 24). Siddhartha Gautama, the Historical Buddha. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2160/

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Violatti, Cristian. "Siddhartha Gautama, the Historical Buddha." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 24 Nov 2013. Web. 24 May 2019.

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