Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara (13)

14th century, Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara, bronze, private collection, photo by Marchance.

Main hands in prayer, a rosary and a lotus in the others, his legs in the vajra position, this form of Avalokiteshvara is easy to recognise.

15th-16th century, Tibet, Shadakshari Lokeshvara, gilt copper alloy with stone (and coral?) inlay, private collection, photo by Bonhams.

The above has an effigy of Amitabha in his headdress and wears a long dhoti incised with flowers and visvajras (double thunderbolt sceptre).

16th century, Tibet or Nepal, same as before, at Musée Guimet in Paris (France).

On rare occasions, he holds a wish-granting gem between his main hands. The thin scarf across the breast and forearms is typical of the 16th century.

Same as before, copper alloy with traces of cold gold, published on http://www.bukowskis.com

Like other forms of Avalokiteshvara, he may have an effigy of Amitabha on top of his head.

16th century, Tibet, Shadakshari Lokesvara, gilt copper alloy with stone inlay. Same as before.

This small sculpture (only 8 cm tall) with particularly large ears has cold gold and pigments on the face, blue pigment on the hair.

16th century, Tibet, Shadakshari Lokesvara, bronze (brass), cold gold and pigments, at the Drepung Monastery (Tibet).

this one wears an ample Chinese-style dhoti with an embroidered hem and a scarf with serpentine ends.


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