Religious Figure / Pindola Bharadvaja



A wooden figure of arhat Pindola Bharadvaja. He wears a monk's robe made from strips of cloth (shown here by gilt decoration). He has a characteristic receading hairline and a well-kept beard and moustache. His left hand is raised slightly and would have held a bowl. His raised right hand is missing. There is still a significant amount of gold paint on the face and neck. The base is carved with a double dorje and a small section (to create a cavity) have been removed, replaced and then recarved.