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Enthroned Four-armed Bodhisattva, Leaf from a dispersed Pancavimsatisahasrika Prajnaparamita Manuscript

Pala period
ca. 1090
India (Bengal) or Bangladesh
Opaque watercolor on palm leaf
2 3/16 x 22 1/4 in. (5.6 x 56.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
Not on view
Enthroned four-armed bodhisattva, possibly Amoghapasa, a form of Avalokitesvara, seated with legs crossed (sukhasana), hands raised in dharmacakra mudra, attended by a female devotee.
[The Kevorkian Foundation , New York, by 1955; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Early Buddhist Manuscript Painting: The Palm-Leaf Tradition," July 29, 2008–March 22, 2009.

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