Avalokiteshvara Padmapani – the "Lotus Bearer"
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India and Nepal
Orientation 3
Display 4

ABS 202

 Code: ABS 202

  Country: Tibet

  Style: Late Pala Style

  Date: 1200 - 1300

  Dimensions in cm WxHxD: 6.5 x 9.8 x 4

  Materials: Brass

Avalokiteshvara Padmapani is seated in the attitude of royal ease (rajalilasana) on a double lotus pedestal with a high rim. With his right hand placed on the right leg the Bodhisattva is displaying the gesture of charity (varada-mudra). He leans on his left arm with the hand placed behind the left thigh. The traces of blue pigment in the hair is a clear indication that this image had earlier been worshipped in Tibet. Images excavated in India have an entirely different archaeological patina.