Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara


Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara

Sculpture / Nara

Nara period, 8th century


Total H: 39.0, H of statue: 32.7



The sculpture is sublime, showing relatively large head. The sacred jewel was held on the right hand and the beaded ornament was drooped on the left hand. It is distinctive that the hem of inner garment (kun) was folded in triangle and the swirling robe was draped on the lotus pedestal. It is said to have come from Ishanain Temple in Mitoyo city, Kagawa Prefecture.

Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.137, no.160.

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