|Date Range||1400 - 1499|
|Lineages||Hindu, Bon and Buddhist|
|Size||20.96cm (8.25in) high|
|Material||Metal, Copper Inlay, Silver Inlay, Painted Face/Hair|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# F1997.39.6|
The figure is male with a peaceful expression, four arms and two legs. The upper proper right hand appears to hold a fly whisk. The lower hand is in a gesture of fearlessness. The upper left hand holds an attribute similar to a jewel and the lower hand a flower. The right leg is extended forward in a relaxed posture.
Adorned with a crown, earrings and ornaments, the figure is also decorated with copper and zinc/silver(?) inlay for the eyes, lips, finger nails and jewelry.
It is possible that the figure belongs to the Buddhist or Bon traditions, maybe Hindu. There are no identifiable or typically characteristic attributes with which to make a definitive identification. All guesses are welcome.
Jeff Watt 9-2019