Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara (10)

14th century (or later?), Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara, copper alloy, private collection, published on www.arcimboldo.cz

14th century, Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara, copper alloy (and glass inlay?), private collection, published on http://www.arcimboldo.cz.

On this 4-armed Avalokiteshvara, two uncommon features are the rather long rosary and the blue lotus (with triangular petals) in his upper hands. He wears a crown with five pointed panels, all of the same size and tilting forward, a design associated with Eastern Tibet and often seen on much later Tibeto-Chinese works.

15th century (or earlier?), Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara, copper alloy with pigments, at the National Gallery of Prague (Slovaquia).

15th century (or earlier?), Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara, copper alloy with pigments, at the National Gallery of Prague (Slovakia), published on Himalayan Art Resources.

The small oval face painted with cold gold and pigments recalls earlier Kashmiri works with silver-inlaid eyes.

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The artist has given him a very ornate necklace and matching armbands.

15th century, Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

15th century, Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara, copper alloy, private collection, published on Himalayan Art Resources.

This example displays large floral earrings and a matching lotus, a highly original crown with festoons, Amitabha’s head on top of his chignon.

15th century, same as before, gilt copper alloy, at the San Diego Museum of Art (USA).

15th century, same as before, gilt copper alloy or gilt copper, at the San Diego Museum of Art (USA).

This remarkable example depicts him wearing a loosely draped dhoti decorated with a floral pattern, geometrical motifs and an incised hem. He is adorned with a low crown with a floral central panel, very large earrings and beaded jewellery inlaid with medium to large turquoise stones and holds a large flat lotus flower.

Same as before, gilt copper alloy and turquoise inlay, private collection, published on en.seercn.com

Same as before, gilt copper alloy and turquoise inlay, private collection, published on en.seercn.com

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