Finial with the temptation of Buddha by Mara

Bronze | 42 x 16.6 x 3cm | late 1100s-early 1200s

Unknown Artist

The Buddha sits surrounded by a circle of flaming jewels and full-blown lotus petals. Two rearing serpents emblematic of the glory of the Khmer Empire emerge from either side of his lotus pedestal. The Buddha's right hand points down in the earth-tou...
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