Kanakamuni Buddha

Historical period(s)
18th century
Gilt copper alloy, partly cast and partly repoussé; traces of pigment, inserted blue turquoise urna; base sealed with copper plate incised with a double vajra; unopened with contents inside
H x W x D: 58.4 × 35.6 × 21.6 cm (23 × 14 × 8 1/2 in)
Tibet, Central, Lhasa or Shigatse
Credit Line
The Alice S. Kandell Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Sackler Gallery 22: Encountering the Buddha
Metalwork, Sculpture


Alice S. Kandell Collection, Buddha, casting, gilding, incising, inlay, painted, repousse, Tibet
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Marylin M. Rhie, Robert A.F. Thurman. A Shrine for Tibet: The Alice S. Kandell Collection. New York and London. cat. I-1a, b, pp. 52-53.
Collection Area(s)
South Asian and Himalayan Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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