Tibet, Amoghapasha Lokeshvara (2)

14th century, Western Tibet, Amoghapasha Lokeshvara, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

14th century, Western Tibet, Amoghapasha Lokeshvara, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

In Tibet, sculptures of this deity are not common and usually have 6 or 8 arms. This is a very rare example (even paintings rarely show him under this form) with one head and two hands, the one on the right doing the gesture of generosity, the other doing the gesture of bestowing refuge. He sits with one leg pendant, the foot resting on a lotus bud attached to the base.

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