This massive image of Amitayus from the 11th or 12th century presents this Buddha of limitless life and pristine awareness in a celestial Pureland. He sits in meditation holding a "kalasha" (vase) filled with the "amrita" (nectar of immortality) and is surrounded by bodhisattvas and other celestial beings. The style of this work strongly relates to wall paintings from the site of Drathang.
Shiva Seated with Uma (Umamaheshvara), 11th century. Thakuri dynasty. Nepal (Kathmandu Valley). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Samuel Eilenberg Collection, Ex Coll.: Columbia University, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1987 (1987.218.1) | Shiva (Maheshvara) is shown together with his wife Uma (Parvati) in an image of great tenderness and grace, seated in royal ease on an elliptical lotus platform.