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The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara
Place of Origin: Nepal
Date: approx. 1400-1500
Materials: Painted ash wood
Dimensions: H. 18 7/8 in x W. 6 1/4 in x D. 3 1/4 in, H. 47.9 cm x W. 15.8 cm x D. 8.2 cm
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Department: Himalayan Art
Collection: Sculpture
Object Number: B68S12
On Display: No

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Label: The youthful figure, wearing a five-leaf crown and a tight-fitting garment with elaborate pleats, stands with a slight sway on a lotus pedestal. His right hand makes the gesture of bestowing gifts, and his left, resting on his side, once held an attribute. Typical of Nepalese sculpture, the god is depicted as a young and handsome figure with a smiling face. The sculpture was once gessoedand painted.

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Exhibition History: "Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past", May 18 - September 2, 2012
Label: The youthful figure, wearing a five-leaf crown and a tight-fitting garment with elaborate pleats, stands with a slight sway on a lotus pedestal. His right hand makes the gesture of bestowing gifts, and his left, resting on his side, once held an attribute. Typical of Nepalese sculpture, the god is depicted as a young and handsome figure with a smiling face. The sculpture was once gessoedand painted.
Exhibition History: "Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past", May 18 - September 2, 2012
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