The sculpture represents Avalokiteshvara, the Buddhist Bodhisattva of compassion who has a wide cult following in Asia.
Standing Avalokiteshvara by Unknown Artist, 12th century
© British Museum
- 83 cm high
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £16,000)
- Acquired in:
- Dr. John Siudmak
It comes from eastern India, an important centre of Buddhist thought and monasticism in the late medieval period.
Maurice Goldman collection, 1950; acquired by the vendor at Christie's, 1996.