Jowo Shakyamuni

This statue on Buddha, aged 12, was part of the dowry of Princess Wencheng. The crown is a later addition. The Jokhang temple was built specifically to house it (the temple is facing East, towards China) and the statue remains one of the most venerated statues in Tibetan Buddhism.
Original height 150cms
Jokhang temple, Lhasa, Tibet

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