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Small copper gilt statue of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezi. He is seated in the yogic or mediatation pose and is in his four armed form as Shadakshari Lokeshvara. His two main hands are in the attitude of prayer, holding a wish-fulfilling gem. He wears the crown and jewels of the Bodhisattva, his jewellery is set with cabochon turquoise.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim
  • Date made
    18th Century - 19th Century
  • Materials
    Copper; Metal Gilt; Turquoise
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: Sikkim: Gangtok
  • Date collected
    1913-01 before
  • Measurements
    154 mm x 104 mm x 72 mm; 6 1/16 in x 4 1/8 in x 2 13/16 in
  • Note
    List of Curios No 31: Per Barmiak Lama on 13th January 1913. Copper gilt image of Chenrezi, 4 armed, seated cross legged on a lotus, with soles of feet pointing upwards. The rosary is missing from the extreme right hand and the lotus from the extreme left hand. This image was given me by the Maharaj Kumar of Sikkim.
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  • List of Curios

    Bell, Charles Alfred

    Author: Bell, Charles Alfred
    Description: A typed object catalogue from Bell's handwritten notes on a wide variety of objects from his personal collection. This information often contains, the date he obtained an object, its provenance (including where and who he acquired from) and the person responsible for giving him the information. The process of writing the inventory began in December 1912 and continued until the late 1930s.

  • Tibet: Catalogue of Exhibits

    Tankard, Elaine

    Author: Tankard, Elaine
    Publisher: Liverpool Public Museums
    Date: 1953-03
    Description: Introductory essay and catalogue entries, in themes, for the 1953 exhibition; 'Tibet', held at the Walker Art Gallery.

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