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Title

Avalokiteshvara


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

The high headdress ('jatakamukuta') containing an image of the Buddha Amitabha identifies this figure as the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Together with the long dhoti, with vertical folds in the middle and a cloth belt tied into a knot either side of the body, this denotes the influence of the Pallava school from Southern India. The piece is attributed to the Srivijaya culture, which dominated parts of Indonesia and Peninsula Thailand from the 600s to 1200s.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.324.


Details


Other Title

Standing Avalokiteshvara


Place where the work was made

Peninsular Thailand Thailand


Date

circa 8th century


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

copper alloy


Dimensions

10.0 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm; 10.3 x 3.5 x 1.7 cm object with stand


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

4.2000



Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2003, 324 (colour illus.).