About this object

Dark copper alloy statue of Padmapani, seated in royal pose of ease with right foot touching lotus, seated on double lotus pedestal that appears to be to the original pedestal. Right hand offers the gesture of generosity (varada mudra) flanked by two flowering lotuses. Left hand holds stem of lotus. He appears to wear a crown of three jewels and has a small amount of jewellery. Yellow pigment is still visible to face, neck and back of crown. Back of statue is flat and there is a bracket, suggesting this statue was attached to other figures or structure.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]
  • Date made
    10th Century - 11th Century
  • Materials
    Alloy Copper; Pigment
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the Abbey Art Centre
  • Collector
    John S M Ward
  • Place collected
    Asia: South Eastern Asia: Burma
  • Date collected
    1914 - 1916
  • Measurements
    125 mm x 85 mm x 65 mm; 4 15/16 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Painted in the interior of the statue, in capital letters, is 'Canton Tibetan?'
  • Related people
    Abbey Art Centre (Owner); John S M Ward (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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