- 9th century
- Pakistan (NW Frontier Province, probably Swat Valley)
- Bronze with silver inlay
- H. 15 1/2 in. (39.4 cm); W. 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm); D. 3 5/16 in. (8.4 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, 1942
- Accession Number:
The peacocks that support the lotus cushion identify this bodhisattva as Vajradharma Lokeshvara. Shown in the act of opening a lotus flower, he also holds a bow and arrow, tools to dispel impediments to enlightenment. His spiritual mentor Amitabha Buddha is enthroned in his diadem.