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Who might these be?

Post by Jainarayan » Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:50 pm

These are 2 small bronze and brass statues I have. I'm not exactly sure who they are. I thought the left one might be Amogasiddhi and the right a general depiction of seated Gautama Buddha.Or they both are a general sitting Buddha. Thoughts?
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Re: Who might these be?

Post by Queequeg » Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:39 pm

I believe the left is indeed Amoghasiddhi. The right might be Ratnasambhava.
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Re: Who might these be?

Post by Grigoris » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:13 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:39 pm
I believe the left is indeed Amoghasiddhi. The right might be Ratnasambhava.
You are correct about the rupa on the left. Although he shouldn't really be holding a begging bowl.

The one on the right is either Shakyamuni (although he would normally be holding a begging bowl) or Aksobhya.

Ratnasambhava displays the "giving" mudra.
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Re: Who might these be?

Post by Jainarayan » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:37 pm

Queequeg wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:39 pm
I believe the left is indeed Amoghasiddhi. The right might be Ratnasambhava.
Thanks. I see Ratnasambhava images with the right palm up, this one is down. Makes a difference?
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Re: Who might these be?

Post by Jainarayan » Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:54 pm

Very cool. Thanks guys... :smile:
Grigoris wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:13 pm
Queequeg wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:39 pm
I believe the left is indeed Amoghasiddhi. The right might be Ratnasambhava.
You are correct about the rupa on the left. Although he shouldn't really be holding a begging bowl.

The one on the right is either Shakyamuni (although he would normally be holding a begging bowl) or Aksobhya.

Ratnasambhava displays the "giving" mudra.

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It seems like they can be a bit confusing, to say the least.

https://www.google.com/search?biw=1536& ... kRqvQhHOcM:

https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Amog ... 0Fat9mZ-sM:

I currently have them in a small grouping on a side table in my living room, along with Avalokiteshvara, Green Tara, Shakyamuni Buddha and Quan yin. It's not a proper shrine, unfortunately. Not yet anyway.
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Re: Who might these be?

Post by haha » Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:51 pm

Jainarayan wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:54 pm
Shakyamuni statue or picture can be depicted in various ways and they are related to major events of his life. With the earth touching mudra there should be a begging bowl (i.e. related with the event).

Aksobhya bronze statue, which is in this book, is matching. Or you can check out "The Iconography of Nepalese Buddhism" from buddhanet.net.

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Re: Who might these be?

Post by Jainarayan » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:43 pm

haha wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Jainarayan wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:54 pm
Shakyamuni statue or picture can be depicted in various ways and they are related to major events of his life. With the earth touching mudra there should be a begging bowl (i.e. related with the event).

Aksobhya bronze statue, which is in this book, is matching. Or you can check out "The Iconography of Nepalese Buddhism" from buddhanet.net.
Thanks! :smile:
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