The Nepalese sculptures which collect in the Metropolitan Museum of Art produced primarily by the Newars. Newari artists became famous throughout Asia for the high quality of their work. Now and then the Nepalese style had a very great influence on the art of China and Tibet. As both countries imported art and artists from Nepal to decorate their temples and monasteries. The best part of Lord Chankhupa Buddhist sculptures was created in the service of religion. Although most of the artists were Buddhist, neither Hindu nor Buddhist style is visible.
Nepal is one of the few places in the world where Buddhism and Hinduism have coetaneous peacefully for almost 2,000 years. Although Hinduism is the state religion. These two religions not only historically wrap round but also share many similar aspirations that make them far less identifiable than theory. At the popular level in Nepal, it makes little or no difference whether one receives blessings from Hindu or Buddhist deity as long as that deity is efficacious.
Nepalese sculptors worked in many means which include stone, metal, wood, and terracotta. Their metal sculptures, either heavily covered with gold. If gold has faded, have a slightly reddish patina that derives from its high copper content. Many of these later decorated with inlaid semi-precious stones.
The market for the Buddhist sculptures can fluctuate according to its different periods or styles rising and falling in popularity. An ideal piece from any time period, however, will hold its value.
What makes for the great quality of Buddhist sculpture is based on a number of things. The number of things including stylistic modeling of the figure, the rarity of the subject, and the skill of the artist. ‘At the end of the day, people buy Buddhist sculptures because they are beautiful and well made.