An image of Avalokiteshvara

Unknown Artist

Avalokiteshvara

Other titles:
Standing Avalokiteshvara
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
Peninsular Thailand, Thailand
Period
Thailand: Srivijaya period 700–1200
Year
circa 8th century
Media
Sculpture
Medium
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
Accession number
4.2000