Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Bodhisattva

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 12437)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1400 - 1499
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal, Mercuric Gild
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Alternate Names: Lokeshvara Avalokita Lokanata Lokanatha Mahakarunika

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Avalokiteshvara or Manjushri. The proper left hand holds a book. A small buddha figure can be seen on the crown of the head but it is not identifiable as either Amitabha for Lokeshvara or Akshobhya Buddha for Manjushri.

Jeff Watt 5-2019

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