About this object

Standing figure of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezi (Bodhisattva of Compassion). He has eleven heads arranged in the form of a crown, which include nine Bodhisattva heads that appear in rows of three. The tenth head is Mahakala. His main hands are brought together in a prayer mudra. The hands of his eight arms should hold the attributes, but all are missing apart from the lotus flower still in the upper left hand and the vase of immortality in his lower left hand. Figure more recently attached to Chinese wooden base.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Tibetan; Nepalese
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: Nepal
  • Date made
    18th Century late - 19th Century early
  • Materials
    Alloy Copper; Gilt Metal; Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Presented by Anne Ruddick, 2005
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1970 before
  • Measurements
    199 mm x 23 mm; 7 13/16 in x x 7/8 in
Object view = Humanities
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