Standing Avalokiteshvara by Unknown Artist

The sculpture represents Avalokiteshvara, the Buddhist Bodhisattva of compassion who has a wide cult following in Asia.

Details

Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
83 cm high
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £16,000)
Acquired in:
2001
Vendor:
Dr. John Siudmak

It comes from eastern India, an important centre of Buddhist thought and monasticism in the late medieval period.

Provenance

Maurice Goldman collection, 1950; acquired by the vendor at Christie's, 1996.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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