Description Kashmir had its own Buddhist traditions, which spread into the Himalayan regions. This six-armed bodhisattva, carrying a bow and arrow, might be a form of Avalokiteshvara.
The inlaid silver eyes and gem in the crown were tarnished. The silver was polished using precipitated chalk in distilled water. The silver was coated with a protective lacquer to reduce tarnishing in the future.
|6/27/2017||Examination||Cleaned for exhibition.|
- 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 Bharany Gallery, New Delhi, India [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, August 1974, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 2006, by gift.
Credit Gift of John and Berthe Ford, 2006
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