Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara Padmapani

Overall: 46.3 x 23 cm (18 1/4 x 9 1/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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An antelope skin is draped over his left shoulder, indicated his iconographic connection with Hindu ascetics.


The stone stele is carved with a standing bodhisattva supporting two lotuses that flank him on both sides. For this reason, he is called Padmapani (Lotus Bearer). In the center of his crown is a seated Buddha Amitabha. The cult of Padmapani has been extremely popular in Nepal at least since the 500s AD.
Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara Padmapani

Bodhisattva of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara Padmapani



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