prabhamandala

firegilded and painted bronze
Tibet, 14th-15th cent.
high: 17 cm.

A cast aureole, to be placed behind a statue of a seated or standing deity.
In top the Buddha Sakyamuni, flanked by Buddha Amitayus and the medical Buddha Baishayaguru. Below, under the crossbow, two standing bodhisattvas, Padmapani and Maitrey, with two standing lions (vyalas), on small elephants. The space behind the statue is filled with the mantra Om Ah Hum.

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