Tibetan painted Zitan wood figure of a standing Padmapani Bodhisattva one of the many forms of Avalokitheshvara. Tibet or Nepal, 18th cent.
His right hand lowered and extended in varadamudra while the left is raised in vitarkamudra. His face has a serene expression; he is wearing a dhoti, a scarf and jewels. The Bodhisattva only has been made of precious Zitan wood.
Standing on a separate carved lotus base, behind him a flaming halo, both base and halo made of a different type of wood. The back of the halo has rest of old textile used to cover it. Important detail: on the upper part od the back there is a small hole where the original scroll of prayer has been inserted when the image was sanctified!
H. 32,5 cm
Condition: the flower stem from the side of the left arm missing. some wear, slightly chipped.