Himalayan Art Resources

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

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 7651)
Origin Location Northern India
Date Range 700 - 799
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


The figure has three human faces and a horse head placed on top of the central face. With four hands the first right is in the gesture of generosity. The first left holds the stem of a flower blossom. The second right holds what appears to be a vajra scepter. The second left holds a water pot. Atop a double lotus seat, the right leg is drawn up and the left is pendant.

Jeff Watt 12-2020

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