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Bodhisattva, probably Padmapani Lokeshvara

Licchavi–Thakuri periods
10th–11th century
Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Gilt copper alloy
H. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Margery and Harry Kahn, 1981
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 252
This bodhisattva, richly bejeweled and crowned, holds a flywhisk in his raised hand, indicating that he was designed to attend an image of the Buddha. Stylistically, this work belongs to the transitional post-Licchavi period, when eastern Indian Pala influences are evident in the greater adornment and elaboration of detail.
Margery and Harry Kahn , New York (until 1982; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of the Himalayas," December 15, 2010–December 4, 2011.

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