Nepal’s Buddhist Art

Nepali sculpture goes back 2,000 years with the earliest stone sculpture discovered being the headless ‘Yaksha’ of Handigaun, Kathmandu (1st Century A.D). In fact, most of the early sculptures in Nepal were of deities of the Hindu pantheon. It was only in 5th Century A.D that Buddhist sculpture started to be seen in the Valley. Two of the earliest were the ‘Budha Head’ (7th Century A.D.) and ‘Buddha’ (9th Century A.D.). Continue reading