Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokiteśvara)


Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokiteśvara)

Sculpture / Nara

Asuka period (Hakuhō era), 7th century


H 31.1


A transformed Seated Buddha (kebutsu) appears in the center atop its forehead and in the right hand it holds the beaded ornament. In contrast to the head and hands which are rendered on a relatively large scale, the body is slender. These proportions are characteristic of the Asuka period sculpture of the 7th century.

Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.137, no.159.

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