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Standing Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara

Period:
Anuradhapura period
Date:
ca. 8th century
Culture:
Sri Lanka
Medium:
Bronze with high tin content
Dimensions:
H. (with pedestal): 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); D. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation, 1994
Accession Number:
1994.509
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 242
Mahayana Buddhism once flourished in Sri Lanka, alongside Theravada Buddhism, as witnessed by this bejeweled bodhisattva.
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