Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - (Unidentified)

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 10396)
Origin Location Northern India
Date Range 800 - 899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Alternate Names: Lokeshvara Avalokita Lokanata Lokanatha Mahakarunika

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description


Lokeshvara has three faces topped with a horse head. He has four arms. The first right hand is in a gesture of generosity. The first left hand holds a vase. The second right hand holds a string of prayer beads (mala). the second left hand holds the stem of a flower blossom.

Jeff Watt 12-2020

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