Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion

Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 252

The embodiment of Buddhist compassion grants boons to devotees with his extended hand. He wears a spectacular tripartite diadem, jewelry, and a low-slung sash with fluted folds that extend to the ground. Stylistically, this image represents a continuation of conventions developed in the late Lichhavi era (8th–9th century).

Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion, Gilt-copper alloy, Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)

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