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  Buddha covered in small Buddha images

 

Thailand

A bronze, Burmese-style Buddha image, with a surface that is completely covered with bas-reliefs of countless smaller Buddha images, apart for the face. These embossed images, akin to a style of Radiating Avalokitesvara (fig.), are believed to represent the bodhisattva's chadok or jataka, i.e. his previous incarnations, in Myanmar said to total 550.