A rare and endearing wooden sculpture of this four-armed form of Avalokiteshvara, seated on a throne supported by two snow lions, holding an enormous lotus flower in his upper left hand.
On this more regal version, he wears a vajra crown. It is unusual for him to have both the middle finger and the forefinger of the upper hands pressed against the thumb, in a gesture to ward off evil (karana mudra).
This one has Amitabha’s head on his chignon.
A similar style, with cold gold and pigments on his face.
His face and Amitabha’s large head on his chignon are painted with cold gold and pigments, the hair dyed blue, possibly with indigo rather than lapis lazuli powder. The cabochons on his accessories seem to be made of glass.