This four-arm form of Avalokiteshvara normally holds an open lotus flower in his left hand but this one holds a blue lotus, which is never shown open. The rosary is missing from his right hand.
Seated on a brocaded cushion, the deity wears a striped dhoti decorated with a stippled pattern. His showy headdress includes a large flaming jewel finial.
There are lotuses fastened to the base.
Here, the celestial scarf acts as a halo.
15th century, Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara, bronze, private collection, photo by Koller.
On this Chinese-style sculpture, he wears a loosely draped dhoti and a thin scarf over his shoulders, a festooned necklace and large floral earrings.
15th century, Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara, copper alloy and cold gold, at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg (Russia).
A dark copper alloy figure with cold gold and pigments on the face, wearing a scarf and a loosely draped dhoti, both with an incised hem.
His earrings match the lotus he holds in his left hand, the disc at the centre of the flower is used as a motif on all his accessories.
Shadakshari Lokeshvara’s main hands are held in prayer and hold a wish-granting gem, rarely depicted in Tibetan sculpture.