Avalokiteshvara Padmapani – The "Lotus Bearer"
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India and Nepal
Orientation 3
Display 2

ABS 006

 Code: ABS 006

  Country: India (north-west)

  Style: Kashmir Region

  Date: 1000 - 1100

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 8 x 21.5 x 6

  Materials: Brass

Padmapani displays with the right hand the gesture of protection (abhaya-mudra) and holds with the left hand the stalk of a lotus flower (padma) attached to the left shoulder. This Bodhisattva statue likely represents the product of a Kashmir craftsman working for patrons of the sPu rangs-Gu ge kingdom in Western Tibet. The distinct nimbus and aureole decorated with rays (prabha mandala) are characteristic for the late Kashmir style of the 10th/11th centuries.