Tall slender figure of a male with a high headdress and a small figure of seated Buddha in center of headdress, hands held in a delicate pose (probably once holding a lotus stalk), hips slightly akimbo. Figure wears a skirt with a knotted belt in front. Eyes are picked out in silver.

Standing Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of Compassion with Buddha Amitabha in Hair

Thailand

Pre-Angkor period (Before 802), About 800

  • Titles Standing Avalokitesvara, Bodhisattva of Compassion with Buddha Amitabha in Hair (Proper)
  • Medium bronze with silver
  • Dimensions 15 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (38.4 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm)
  • Credit Line Gift of Dr. and Mrs. M. Bruce Sullivan in honor of Douglas and Tita Hyland, 1991.958
  • Work Type sculpture
  • Classification Sculpture
  • On View