Description Lightly clad and sparsely ornamented, the ascetic bodhisattva is seated in the graceful "lalitasana" on a lotus with a prominent calyx and broad petals placed atop a plain rectangular base with molding at the bottom. His right foot rests laterally on a ledge with beaded edge projecting from the base. The slim figure has a long, oval face with large, staring eyes shaded by peaked brows. Long braids of hair frame the face and a fan-shaped crest on top adds a decorative touch. His extended right hand holds a jewel, and the left grasps a stem carrying a flower with a cluster of leaves probably representing the blue lotus.
- 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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