Gold Gilded Tibetan Padmapani Avalokiteshvara Statue
This is the statue of Padmapani who is a favored form of Avalokiteshvara, the embodiment of Buddhist compassion. He is standing on atop a moon disc lotus seat from where the lotus plant is growing and blossoming both side of Padmapani. His right hand is in varada mudra while his left hand is holding the stem of a lotus. The halo is beautifully adorned with pure 24K Gold and copper which is illuminating his face. The statue is traditionally hand carved in Kathmandu by a Nepali artist.
Size: 13.7"/ 35cm (Height) x 5.1"/ 13cm (Base)
Materials: 24K Gold Gilded, Copper Body
Lokeshvara, the bodhisattva with one face and two hands, is referred to as Padmapani (lotus holder) in Sanskrit. The stem of a blooming lotus flower is held in the left hand. The Sutras of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition provided the textual inspiration for Lokeshvara's imagery in this appearance. Lokeshvara is also referred to as Padmapani.