Shakya Muni Buddha
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 Shakya Muni Buddha 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. It shares 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 the gold. If gold has faded, have a slightly reddish patina that derives from its high copper content. Then many of these are send later for decoration with inlaid semi-precious stones.
Shakyamuni Buddha, a name given to the historical figure, Buddha, especially in Mahayana Buddhism. So when people are talking about Shakyamuni, he/she is speaking of the historical figure who was born as a Siddhartha Gautama but then known as Shakyamuni only after he became the lord, Buddha. After his enlightenment, he is also sometimes called Gautama Buddha.
However, people also speak of Shakyamuni as a more mystic figure who still is, and not as a historical figure who lived a long time ago.