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Shadakshari Lokeshvara

Period:
Pala period
Date:
12th century
Culture:
India (West Bengal or Bihar) or Bangladesh
Medium:
Bronze with silver and copper inlay
Dimensions:
H. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm); W. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); D. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. Richard Benedek, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.457
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 238
Shadakshari Lokeshvara is a four-armed variant of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who holds his inner hands to his chest in anjalimudra, the gesture of adoration.
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