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Avalokitesvara

Asian Art

MEDIUM Volcanic stone sculpture
DATES 9th century
DIMENSIONS 12 × 11 1/4 × 9 3/4 in., 43 lb. (30.5 × 28.6 × 24.8 cm, 19.5kg)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Asian Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 85.215.4
CREDIT LINE Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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CAPTION Avalokitesvara, 9th century. Volcanic stone sculpture, 12 × 11 1/4 × 9 3/4 in., 43 lb. (30.5 × 28.6 × 24.8 cm, 19.5kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, 85.215.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.215.4_front_PS6.jpg)
IMAGE front, 85.215.4_front_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Head and upper torso of a Bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara Padmapani, elaborately coiffed and decorated with a jeweled diadem, pendant earrings, and heavy necklace torque. The figure is haloed and parts of his attributes are shown: the lotus bud (viewer's left) and a fly whisk (viewer's right). The figure's head is turned slightly to the viewer's left and downturned in a contemplative pose. No carving on sides or back of relief. Condition: arrived with its own metal stand. Condition is excellent. Void below shoulders.
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 <em>Avalokitesvara</em>, 9th century. Volcanic stone sculpture, 12 × 11 1/4 × 9 3/4 in., 43 lb. (30.5 × 28.6 × 24.8 cm, 19.5kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Georgia and Michael de Havenon, 85.215.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.215.4_front_PS6.jpg)

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