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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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of the Himalayas," December 15, 2010–December 4, 2011.

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