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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF SADAKSARI AVALOKITESVARA
TIBET, CA. 1500
finely cast as Sadakshari Avalokitesvara seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base beaded on the upper edge, the bodhisattva rendered with the principal hands held in namaskara mudra before the chest and the additional hands raised to flank the shoulders, each hand held in aakash mudra with the left holding a floret, the figure portrayed dressed in a dhoti cascading in folds and finely detailed with floral patterns, further elaborately adorned with ornamental jewellery, including beaded necklaces, armbands, anklets, some inlaid with turquoise, the facial expression rendered serene and framed by a pair of pendulous earlobes and a seven-leaf crown, the hair neatly tied into a topknot and surmounted by a figure of Amitabha, the base sealed with a plate incised with a visvavajra
24.8 cm, 9 3/4  in.
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