Description Jauntily thrusting out his right hip, this handsome, smiling bodhisattva exemplifies a path to Buddhahood. Features that tie the figure to works generally thought to have been made in Western Tibet include the "dhoti" that falls further down on one side than the other, the beaded chain below the belt, the triad of pendants on the necklace, and the prominent tiara-tying ribbons (von Schroeder 1981; Reedy 1997).
- Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham. 2001-2003.
Provenance John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 2002, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2002
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