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All of the images on the website are tagged with keywords that help you find Buddharupas with specific qualities. The bottom of every page includes a list of all the tags used for a particular image. The footer includes all the tags used on the entire website. There is also a search box at the beginning of every page. Below are popular tags to explore.

By Country

Afghanistan | Burma | Cambodia | China | India | Indonesia | Pakistan | Sri Lanka | Thailand | Tibet | Vietnam

By posture

full lotus | half-lotus | seated | standing

By hand position (mudra)

abhaya mudra | bhumisparsha mudra | dhammachakka mudra | samadhi mudra | varada mudra | vitarka mudra

By design elements

both shoulders | clinging robes | double lotus seat | fine lines on robe | fine wavy lines on robes | flame | flaming halo | flaming mandorla | flowing robes | full lotus | | half-lotus | halo | halo as ring | holding robe | lotus on feet | lotus on palm | lotus seat | mandorla (aura around body) | multi-colored mandorla | one-shoulder covered | one and a half shoulders covered | pointed halo | ruffle | single lotus seat | two-shoulder covered | urna as curl | urna as dot | wavy hair | wheel on palm | wheels on feet

By Event

birth | Great Renunciation | first sermon | Parileyaka forest | passing away

By added objects

attendant | Bodhi Tree | deva | five monks | naga | parasol | scene in base

By date

Note: The dating on some images spans centuries, so they may have a range of tags.

1st century CE | 2nd century CE | 3rd century CE | 4th century CE | 5th century CE | 6th century CE | 7th century CE | 8th century CE | 9th century CE | 10th century CE | 11th century CE | 12th century CE | 13th century CE | 14th century CE | 15th century CE | 16th century CE | 17th century CE | 18th century CE | 19th century CE | 20th century CE21st century CE

By material

Note: Copper alloy is a general term that is now used to include brass and bronze, although images are tagged based on information on the source website.

brass | bronze | coper | copper alloy | copper alloy (including brass and bronze) | gilded | gold | granite | ivory | limestone | paint | pigment | sandstone | schist | silver |slate| stucco

By Historical regions & time periods

Note: Tags may indicate influences as well as actual tradition represented.

Anuradhapura | Bihar | Gandhara | Gupta | Hadda | Jammu | Java | Kalimantan | Kandy | Kashmir | Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa |Lakhisarai | Mathura Nalanda | Northern Qi dynasty | Pagan | Polonnaruwa | post-Gupta | pre-Angkor | Pyu |Saranath | Sarnath | Southern Xiangtangshan | Tang dinasty

By museum

British Museum | Freer-Smithsonian | Getty | MMA-NYC | Patna Museum | Rijks Museum | Victoria & Albert | Yale University

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