Mongolia, Shadakshari Lokeshvara (2)

18th century, Mongolia, gilt copper alloy, bodhisattva Shadakshari Lokeshvara, published by Rossi.

18th century, Mongolia, gilt copper alloy and stone inlay, bodhisattva Shadakshari Lokeshvara, published by Rossi.

This four-armed form of Avalokiteshvara is identified through the two hands in prayer and the other hands holding a long-stemmed lotus flower and a rosary. He is seated on a tall double-lotus Indian Pala-style base with thick beading and broad petals typical of 17th and 18th century Mongolian works made by Zanabazar and his followers. His crown and jewellery are very similar to those of the next statue but with more stone inlay, and his dhoti is richly incised throughout.

same as above, private collection.

same as above, Zanabazar school, private collection.

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