H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); W. 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm); D. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1942
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
This bodhisattva can be identified as Avalokiteshvara by the small sculpture of a Buddha on his headdress and by the vessel he holds in his right hand. The shape of this vessel, particularly its bird’s-head top, typifies metalwork and ceramics produced in China in the late seventh and early eighth centuries.