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This is a detail of this frieze.

British Museum. Personal photograph 2005.
Zeus is holding a stylized thunder, in his left hand.[1] He is also brandishing a chamara, or fly-wisk, symbol of the sovereignty of the Buddha.[2]


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  1. "In the art of Gandhara Zeus became the inseparable companion of the Buddha as Vajrapani." in Freedom, Progress, and Society, by K. Satchidananda Murty p.97
  2. The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols p.177

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