Jul 2, 2012
Jul 2, 2012

Bodhisattva of Compassion as Lokeshvara the Sky Flyer (Khasarpana)

Bodhisattva of Compassion as Lokeshvara the Sky Flyer (Khasarpana)

late 1000s

Kaolinite with traces of pigment

Overall: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1991.155

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When colored, Lokeshvara was white, Tara at his right knee was green, and Bhrikuti at his left knee was gold.

Description

Exquisite Buddhist votive sculptures carved from soft ivorylike stone were made for personal devotional use during the 11th and 12th centuries in particular. This form of Avalokiteshvara, the powerful bodhisattva of compassion, sits with one foot down in the posture of royal ease, the Buddha Amitabha in his crown. Green Tara is at his proper right, holding a lotus, and the four-armed goddess Bhrikuti holds a rosary and water bottle at his left.

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