Bejeweled form of the Pensive Avalokiteshvara
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ABS 092

 Code: ABS 092

  Country: India (north-west)

  Style: Swat

  Date: 650 - 750

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 9.1 x 12.2 x 5.8

  Materials: Bronze; inlaid with silver and copper

The “pensive Avalokiteshvara Padmapani” wears princely ornaments, namely a one- pointed crown in front of the elaborately arranged hair, reminiscent of the fan- shaped turban of Gandharan sculptures, and decorated in front with a small effigy of Amitabha, earrings, a necklace, and ornaments at the upper arms and wrists.