Early Bagan 10th C ,Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara ( Maharyana Buddhism)  

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Object : Sculpture
Date : ca. 10th century
Techniques : Cast copper alloy, with gilding
Place :Bagan, Burma
Dimensions : Height 7.25 in , Width 4.75 in ,
Current Location : Victoria and Albert Museum
Museum number:IM.39-1922

This Buddhist devotional image, probably commissioned for donation to a temple at Pagan, depicts a male figure, probably the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, seated in the dress and posture of 'royal ease'. This unique Buddhist image is an iconographic rarity in that it may be dated as late as the 10th or 11th century; but it represents the work of craftsmen working in the earlier tradition.

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My personal point of view, It would be from lower Burma, Pyu-Mon 7-9th C after the fall of Pyu Kingdom.

February 3, 2009 at 1:57 PM

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