The bodhisattva is seated on an unusual double-lotus base with a scrolled motif enclosing humans and animals. He has a slender body with a thin waist and is adorned with a tall five-leaf crown inlaid with lapis lazuli and turquoise and princely jewellery also inlaid with stones. His tall Indian-style chignon is capped with a flower. He wears an ankle-length dhoti with an incised hem and waistband. In his upper left hand he holds the stalk of a (broken) lotus, the rosary in his other upper hand is missing.
Avalokiteshvara Chaturbhuja, i.e. ‘Avalokiteshvara with four arms’ is commonly referred to as Shadakshari Lokeshvara .
This brass figure has silver-inlaid eyes and urna. The panel of the crown are inlaid with large stones (or coral).
Another style, with another type of lotus base and different type of draping, that became very popular during the 15th century onwards.
As we have seen before, during the 13th and 14th century the celestial scarf often forms an arch behind the bodhisattva or the buddha. This one is placed particularly high up.