Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, padmapani – standing (3)

12th century, Central Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, Walter Arader Asian Art, published on buddhistartnews,

12th century, Central Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, Walter Arader Asian Art, published on buddhistartnews.

Probably made by a Newar artist, this well-proportioned sculpture depicts Avalokiteshvara surrounded with two tall lotuses, his right hand doing the gesture of generosity, his left hand doing the fear-allaying mudra.

Undated, Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

Undated (12th-13th century?), Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

On this work, the hand gestures are the other way round.

13th century, Tibet, Avalokitesvara, brass, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

13th century, Tibet, Avalokitesvara, brass, published by Ulrich von Schroeder.

Although the lotus is missing from his left side, Avalokiteshvara is identified here thanks to the effigy of buddha Amitabha in his crown. The same goes for the sculpture below.

Undated, Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, copper alloy, at the Tibet House Museum in New Delhi.

Undated, Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, copper alloy, at the Tibet House Museum in New Delhi.

14th c?, Tibet, Avalokiteshvara, Early Malla style, Amitabha in crown

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