Nepalese Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva Chenrezig
Nepalese Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva Chenrezig
Nepalese Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva Chenrezig
Nepalese Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva Chenrezig
Nepalese Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva Chenrezig
Nepalese Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva Chenrezig
Nepalese Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva Chenrezig
Nepalese Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva Chenrezig
Nepalese Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva Chenrezig
Nepalese Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva Chenrezig
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Nepalese Gilt Bronze Figure of Bodhisattva Chenrezig

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A nice 19th century bronze sculpture of the Buddhist deity Avalokiteshvara in his four armed form, known as Chaturbuhja, or Chenrezig in Tibet. The sculpture has the remains of gold gilt but it has mostly worn off.

Made using the ancient loss wax technique where the statue is first crafted in wax, a clay mould is made around the wax, the wax melted and removed and molten bronze is poured into the mould replacing the wax.

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Chenrezig, a form of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion (known as Guan Yin or Kwan Yin in Chinese), sits in vajrasana upon a high double lotus pedestal. One pair of hands is clasped in prayer at heart level, the other pair of hands raised upwards at shoulder lever and holding discreet attributes, a mala (prayer beads) in one hand, a lotus blossom in the other.

Chenrezig is dressed in an elaborately patterned floral dhoti that covers his lower half. His torso bare, shoulders covered with a shawl and scarves that billow out around him. He is festooned with jewels, necklaces, bracelets, armlets, earrings, belt and a five pointed crown. The earrings studded with coral. The crown studded with turquoise. His face is cold painted with beautiful details. The hair has been pigmented blue with crushed lapis, indicating his peaceful nature.