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  Buddha covered in small Buddha images

 

Myanmar

A marble Buddha image, with a body that is completely covered in countless small Buddha images, which are believed to represent his previous incarnations, said to total 550.

 

This image, in a hall at the foot of Mount Popa (map - fig.), is reminiscent of a Radiating Avalokitesvara (fig.), i.e. certain form of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.

 

  Buddha covered in small Buddha images