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Tibetan Buddha Statues

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In Tibet, Buddha statues are considered as the symbol of sacred support for different Buddhist practices in Tibet. Tibetan Buddha statues are the core of Tibetan Buddhist altar. In Tibetan Buddhism, Buddha statues are believed to be alive and provide blessings to living beings, and Buddhist devout in Tibetan Buddhism also believe in using the right kind of Tibetan Buddha statues to move on the right path and also inspire others in taking the right path. Finding the peace and calm through the medium of Buddha statues, is one of the common practices in Tibetan Buddhism.

Along with Nepal, Tibet is also known all over the world for their unique as well as different styles of Buddha statues. Being the representation of Gautama Buddha himself, Buddha statues in Tibet are also considered sacred and holy so Tibetan Buddha statues are seen with highly religious importance. Tibetan Buddha statues are also considered as a medium during chanting practices, and provide motivation and internal satisfaction, that may lead to the Enlightenment. The two core of Jokhang Temple are Buddha images of Shakyamuni Buddha as well as Vairocana Buddha. Buddha statue of Shakyamuni Buddha was brought by Princess Bhrikuti as a part of her dowry, while, Buddha image of Vairocana Buddha was brought by Princess Wengcheng. Both Princess Bhrikuti and Princess Wengcheng are two wives of King Songtsan Gampo of Tibet.

Buddha statues in Tibet

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Tibetan Buddha statues in our gallery are some of the quite antique and ancient Buddha statues. In Tibetan Buddhism, statues of Buddha are mostly made of gilded bronze, while some of them are made of gold or silver. Some of the important features of Tibetan Buddha statues are:

  1. Buddha statues are depicted with Halo
  2. Buddha statues are made with the lotus-throne pedestal
  3. Shakyamuni Buddha statues are depicted with shoulder exposed
  4. Shakyamuni Buddha is depicted with rotating the "Wheel of Law" –which is believed to crush all the delusions.
  5. The main features of Tibetan Buddha statues is simplicity
  6. Carvings in Buddha statues using jade, stone, ivory, bamboo, horn, clay materials.

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Types of Tibetan Buddha statues

Our Nepal Tibet Buddha statues collection is one of the largest collection in the world, and our Buddha statues gallery consists of different types of Tibetan Buddha statues in accordance of size, poses, hand mudras, types of materials used. Tibetan Buddha statues are mostly depicted with holding bajra in the hands of the Buddha statues. Tibetan Buddhist deities are often depicted and represented with hands and fingers in ritual poses, i.e. Mudra. Important Buddha mudras depicted in Tibetan Buddha statues are Abhaya, Bhumisparsha, Vitarka mudra, and Namaskara Mudra. Tibetan as well as Nepali Buddha statues depicted with different mudras have their own symbolic meanings such as Abhaya depicts protection, blessing while Bhumisparsa mudra in Buddha statues represents witness and earth touching.

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Our collections of Buddha statues and arts

Old bronze Jambhala statue

Old bronze Jambhala statue

275 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

275 euro
Very early Jain statue with inscriptions

Very early Jain statue with inscriptions

600 euro
Bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

Bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

175 euro
Very special bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Very special bronze Burmese Buddha statue

47,500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Ganesha statue

Old bronze Nepali Ganesha statue

350 euro
Old wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

Old wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha

800 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Green Tara

Old bronze Nepali Green Tara

1,350 euro
Special antique marble Jain statue

Special antique marble Jain statue

2,750 euro
Old red Burmese offering vessel

Old red Burmese offering vessel

750 euro
Special antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

Special antique bronze Shan Buddha statue

7,500 euro
Old marble Hanuman statue

Old marble Hanuman statue

650 euro
Old bronze Burmese Buddha statue

Old bronze Burmese Buddha statue

500 euro
Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

Antique wooden Burmese Mandalay Buddha statue

1,850 euro
Old bronze Manjushri statue

Old bronze Manjushri statue

550 euro
Old bronze nepali Ganesha statue

Old bronze nepali Ganesha statue

250 euro
Old bronze Nepali Lokeshwor statue

Old bronze Nepali Lokeshwor statue

1,750 euro
Old bronze Parvati statue

Old bronze Parvati statue

900 euro
Old bronze Nepali White Tara statue

Old bronze Nepali White Tara statue

325 euro
Antique marble Ganesha statue

Antique marble Ganesha statue

2,850 euro
Old marble Burmese Buddha statue

Old marble Burmese Buddha statue

900 euro
Old Burmese Buddha statue

Old Burmese Buddha statue

1,600 euro
Pair of old marble lion statues

Pair of old marble lion statues

700 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

600 euro
Special antique Ivory Japanese Zushi shrine

Special antique Ivory Japanese Zushi shrine

14,500 euro
Antique bronze Thai Sukhothai Buddha statue

Antique bronze Thai Sukhothai Buddha statue

1,600 euro
Antique ivory Japanese figure

Antique ivory Japanese figure

1,500 euro
Old wooden Burmese Monk statue

Old wooden Burmese Monk statue

300 euro
Old wooden Burmese Throne

Old wooden Burmese Throne

1,250 euro
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