Description The inscription around the base states that this Lokeshvara was commissioned by a Buddhist monk ("bhiksu") for his own use. This may indicate that not only was it used as a personal votive object but that the monk would receive the rewards for having it made. (Usually inscriptions dedicate these rewards to a family member.)
Provenance Ian Alsop, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, December 15, 1980, by purchase.
Credit Promised gift of John and Berthe Ford
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