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Standing Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara

Anuradhapura period
ca. 8th century
Sri Lanka
Bronze with high tin content
H. (with pedestal): 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); W. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); D. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation, 1994
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 242
Mahayana Buddhism once flourished in Sri Lanka, alongside Theravada Buddhism, as witnessed by this bejeweled bodhisattva.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Buddhist Art of Sri Lanka," 2010.

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