Bodhisattva, Probably Amoghapasa Lokeshvara
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Wood with traces of gesso and color
H. 70 5/8 in. (179.4 cm); W. 20 11/16 in. (52.6 cm); D. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Gift of Margery and Harry Kahn, 1982
In Nepal a popular manifestation of Avalokiteshvara is the eight-armed Amoghapasa, the lord whose noose (pasa) never fails to bind and secure devotees—that is, a redeemer whose powers of salvation are infallible. Here, only two of the original eight arms survive intact.
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