H. 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); W. 5 in. (12.7 cm); D. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1912
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 207
This sculpture is one of the earliest known examples of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara holding a willow branch. The willow, which later becomes standard in the imagery of Avalokiteshvara, is associated with healing.