Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 86319)
Origin Location Northern India
Date Range 800 - 899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Bronze
Collection Alan Robert Naftalis
Notes about the Central Figure

Alternate Names: Lokeshvara Avalokita Lokanata Lokanatha Mahakarunika

Classification: Deity

Interpretation / Description

Avalokiteshvara. Kashmir or Swat, 8th/9th century, bronze, with early Indic script inscription along base. approx 7"/18cm Compare: Seated Vairochana, collection Metropolitan Museum of Art (ex collection Samuel Eilenberg), illustrated in the Lotus Transcendant (Martin Lerner & Steven Kossak) catalog # 89, page 119; Ulrich von Schroeder, Indo-Tibetan Bronzes, 11C, 11G, 11H, 12D & 12H.

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Region: Swat Valley Style Sculpture, Pakistan
Collection of Alan Robert Naftalis
Region: Swat Valley (Complex Deities)
Region: Kashmir, Sculpture Main Page