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Finely Hand Carved 15" Padmapani Lokeshvara Statue
Padmapani Lokeshvara – The Buddha's Infinite Compassion
Padmapani means lotus – in – hand. Padmapani's left hand holds the stalk of the lotus. The right hand, opening outward, is lowered in a gesture of granting favors, which also indicates his readiness to help. Draped over his left shoulder is the skin of a wild deer renowned for its compassionate nature. Among the many forms of Avalokeshvara, this two – armed, single – faced form called Padmapani which is probably the oldest. Avalokeshvara is the embodiment of all the Buddha's infinite compassion. During the Buddha Sakyamuni's life, he manifested as one of the Buddha's major bodhisattva disciples and played an important role in many of the Buddha's discourses, including the Heart Sutra in which he explains how a bodhisattva gains direct insight into the ultimate nature of reality.Gestures and Attributes
The Padmapani Lokeshvara stands with his hands lowered in the gesture of generosity. He holds a lotus flower with his left hand that blossoms at the level of the shoulder and stands atop a round lotus base.About this Sculpture
Expertly cast from copper alloy in oxidation finish with 24 Karat Gold and Gold face painted, this sculpture is a profoundly moving representation of Padmapani Lokeshvara. This sculpture was individually handcrafted in Patan, Nepal by master artisans of the Shakya clan who are considered among the best in the world. These craftsmen are the modern heirs to a centuries-old tradition of creating sacred art for use in temples and monasteries. The fine metalworking techniques have been passed down from generation to generation since ancient times.
- Item: Lokeshvara Antique old 15" Handmade Bronze Statue
- Metal Purity: Bronze
- Handmade in Nepal
- Gemstones: No
- Size (inches): 15X9
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