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Sculpture: Padmasambhava (From Sculpture Mold)

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Padmasambhava, Medicine Buddha: arising from the Revealed Treasure' text known as the Ngari Panchen Yontan Terdzo. The related sculptural examples appear to be created from one or more metal molds. This technique became popular in the late 19th and early 20th century.

See two articles discussing a Luipa/Tilopa sculpture which also appears to be manufactured from a metal mold. Some reference is also made in the article Part 2 concerning the Padmasambahava as Medicine Buddha sculptural copies, HAR on Patreon:
- Luipa: Inclusion or Exclusion (Part 1), October 8th, 2021.
- Luipa: Inclusion or Exclusion (Part 2), November 12th, 2021.

Jeff Watt [updated 12-2018, 11-2021]