Here are some photos from the British Museum.
Bodhisattva: a person who is able to reach nirvana but delays doing so out of compassion in order to save suffering beings.
“Tenfold be your damnation," he said.. "There shall be no rebirth."
His hands came open then. A tall, nobly proportioned man lay upon the floor at his feet, his head resting upon his right shoulder.
His eye had finally closed.
Yama turned the corpse with the toe of his boot. "Build a pyre and burn this body," he said to the monks, not turning toward them. "Spare none of the rites. One of the highest has died this day.”
Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny.