Description Avalokiteshvara, bodhisattva of compassion, smiles reassuringly as he holds a lotus and makes the gesture of giving. He is also known as “Padmapani,” the one with the lotus ("padma") in his hand ("pani").
- 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; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. 2001-2003.
Provenance Trocadero Gallery, Washington, D.C. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, September 30, 1980, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2006, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2006
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