Padmapani Lokeshvara Seated on the Rock

Overall: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.); Base: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)
Location: 237 Himalayan
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Though diminutive, this image conveys a monumental power through the intense expression particular to Kashmiri art. He sits alert in yogic concentration on a lotus pedestal that exists miraculously in a rocky wilderness. His left hand holds the stem of a lotus flower—the main attribute of this bodhisattva of compassion. His generously sized right hand with fleshy palm is in the gift-giving gesture. The tiny figure of Amitabha, the Buddha who sits in meditation in his crown, identifies the image as Avalokiteshvara.
Padmapani Lokeshvara Seated on the Rock

Padmapani Lokeshvara Seated on the Rock


India, Kashmir

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