Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokiteśvara)
This cast bronze statue of Kannon with the large transformed Buddha (kebutsu) atop its head is a valuable example of repoussé Buddhas that were used to ornament the interior walls of temple halls. When repoussé images were produced, a bronze plate was laid atop of the matrix and the image was hammered out with a mallet.
Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.137, no.161.