Period: Licchavi–Thakuri periods
Date: 10th–11th century
Culture: Nepal (Kathmandu Valley)
Medium: Gilt copper alloy
Dimensions: H. 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Margery and Harry Kahn, 1981
Accession Number: 1981.59
This bodhisattva, richly bejeweled and crowned, holds a flywhisk in his raised hand, indicating that he was designed to attend an image of the Buddha. Stylistically, this work belongs to the transitional post-Licchavi period, when eastern Indian Pala influences are evident in the greater adornment and elaboration of detail.