Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Bodhisattva

བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་དཔའ། 菩萨 (主页)
(item no. 68404)
Origin Location Pakistan
Date Range 900 - 999
Lineages Buddhist
Material Metal
Collection Nyingjei Lam
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Unidentified figure.

The identification of this figure is not established. It is possible that it is Ratnasambhava Buddha especially taking into consideration the three horses supporting the throne. It could be a buddha, bodhisattva or non-standard form of the Sun God Surya. The two hands extended forward both with palms out in this way is unusual.

Jeff Watt 1-2012

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