Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva of Compassion)

Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva of Compassion)

700s
Locale
Pra Kon Chai Buriram province
Country
Thailand
figure
bronze
Funds from the Marion Grace Hendrie Endowment Trust, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Mayer, Barbara Mack McKay, and with additional donations from Jane B. McCotter, Edith M. Daley, JRH-1 1982 Charitable Trust, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers Holt, Tweet Kimball, Walabi's, Dr. and Mrs. Marshall A. Freedman, Bombay Club Benefit, Lisle L. Bradley, James Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Yale H. Lewis, Margaret F. Polak, Dr. and Mrs. John A. Fleming, Elizabeth L. Labrot, Asian Art Association, and gifts to the Pan-Asian Collection Fund.
1983.14
. Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva of Compassion). 700s. bronze. Funds from the Marion Grace Hendrie Endowment Trust, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Mayer, Barbara Mack McKay, and with additional donations from Jane B. McCotter, Edith M. Daley, JRH-1 1982 Charitable Trust, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers Holt, Tweet Kimball, Walabi's, Dr. and Mrs. Marshall A. Freedman, Bombay Club Benefit, Lisle L. Bradley, James Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Yale H. Lewis, Margaret F. Polak, Dr. and Mrs. John A. Fleming, Elizabeth L. Labrot, Asian Art Association, and gifts to the Pan-Asian Collection Fund.. 1983.14.
Dimensions
height: 21 in, 53.3400 cm; width: 6 in, 15.2400 cm; depth: 4 3/4 in, 12.065 cm; mount height: 3 in, 7.62 cm; mount width: 6 in, 15.24 cm; mount depth: 6 in, 15.24 cm
Department
Asian
Collection
Asian
Bodhisattva of Compassion (Avalokiteshvara) Thailand, Pra Kon Chai 700s Bronze Purchased with contributions from the Marion Grace Hendri Endowment Trust, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick R. Mayer, Barbara Mack McKay, and with additional donations from Jane B. McCotter, Edith M. Daley, JRH-1 1982 Charitable Trust, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers Holt, Tweet Kimball, Walabi's, Dr. and Mrs. Marshal A. Freedman, Bombay Club Benefit, Lisle L. Bradley, James Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Yale H. Lewis, Margaret F. Polak, Dr. and Mrs. John A. Fleming, Elizabeth B. Labrot, Asian Art Association, and gifts to the Pan-Asian Collection Fund 1983.14 The small figure of Amitabha Buddha in the hair of this image identifies it as Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion. Usually, bodhisattvas like Avalokiteshvara wear elaborate jewelry and crowns, but those found at the Prasat Hin Khao Plai Bat II cache site in northeast Thailand appear with short garments wrapped around the waist, in contrast to Buddhas, who are shown in long robes that cover the entire body.
Known Provenance
At least 1967-1981, Pan-Asian Collection, Christian Humann [d. 1981]; 1981-1983, Robert H. Ellsworth [b. 1925, d. 2014], purchased from Mr. Humann's heirs; 1983, DAM collection, museum purchase.