standing gilt bronze figure in contraposto position, proper left hand in front of body with fingers together pointing upward, right hand down at side holding draped fabric

Figure of Bodhisattvas, one of a pair, 18th century

Unknown artist, expand_more

Gilt bronzeexpand_more

Gift of Ruth and Bruce Daytonexpand_more  97.156.3.2

Not on Viewexpand_more

Although mirror images of each other, these two statues do not likely represent the same bodhisattva but more probably the popular deities Maitraya and Avalokitesvara. Standing in graceful posture holding the stalk of a lotus flower, they likely formed part of a sculptural triad flanking a larger bronze image of the Buddha.

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Figure of Bodhisattvas, one of a pair
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97.156.3.2
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standing gilt bronze figure in contraposto position, proper left hand in front of body with fingers together pointing upward, right hand down at side holding draped fabric