This work, as seen from the Mahayana point of view, takes aeons. The Bodhisattva takes endless rebirths to help usher fellow jeevs on towards enlightenment. A number of such Bodhisattvas are revered to this day in the Nepalese Buddhist tradition; they find their place in lore and art, and inspire as much devotion in people as does the Buddha Himself. Icons of some of the more popular Bodhisattvas have been handpicked from Nepalese sculptors, and put into this one-of-a-kind collection. The dominant medium is copper (gilded), and each of the pieces in this subsection of Nepalese artworks is replete with the aesthetics that one would expect of such spiritual paragons.
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