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Avalokitesvara

unknown1000-1200 C.E

Indian Museum, Kolkata

Indian Museum, Kolkata

The superbly carved figure of Avalokitesvara stands with
slight flexion of the body. The two-armed figure is attended
by Tara and Sudhanakumara to his right and Hayagriva and
Bhrikuti to his left. Suchimukha in the attitude of receiving
the nectar falling from the right hand in varada mudra of the
god is seated on the pedestal that bears worshippers and
floral designs. The decorated stele bears figures of the
panchajinas or the five Dhyani Buddhas with Amitabha in the
centre. The image tallies very well with the description of
the Khasarpana form of Avalokitesvara.

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Details

  • Title: Avalokitesvara
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 1000-1200 C.E
  • Location: Indian Museum, Kolkata
  • Physical Dimensions: Basalt,112x56x15cm.
  • Provenance: Chowrapara, Rajshahi

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