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Bodhisattva, probably Padmapani Lokeshvara

Period:
Licchavi–Thakuri periods
Date:
10th–11th century
Culture:
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Medium:
Gilt copper alloy
Dimensions:
H. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Margery and Harry Kahn, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.59
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 252
This bodhisattva, richly bejeweled and crowned, holds a flywhisk in his raised hand, indicating that he was designed to attend an image of the Buddha. Stylistically, this work belongs to the transitional post-Licchavi period, when eastern Indian Pala influences are evident in the greater adornment and elaboration of detail.
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