This handsome Copper sculpture from the city of Patan in the Kathmandu Valley represents Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, who is extremely popular in Nepal. His is considered to be one of the eight tutelary deities of the valley and a devoted Buddhist is expected to perform his ritual (ashtami-vrata) on the eighth day of the bright fortnight (shukla-paksha) of each month.
With his right hip gently thrust sideways, the crowned figure of Avalokiteshvara stands here frontally, in perfect balance on a double lotus pedestal. The long stem extending to the height of the shoulder is held in the left arm and ends in a blooming flower, representing his fully-blooming compassion. The right hand meanwhile is extended in the gesture of charity.
His beautiful crown is five crested and the suave modeling, elegant simplicity and gentle, introspective facial features point to the deft hand of a master sculptor at work. On the forehead is a rectangular mark, and his hair is arranged in a tall chignon. The bodhisattva wears an ornamented dhoti, the long pleated folds of which fall elegantly between his legs.
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Copper Statue16 inch x 6 inch x 3 inch
Item Code: ZDX31
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