Large Thousand Arms Avalokiteshvara Statue 63″
Large Thousand Arms of Compassion, Avalokiteshvara Copper Statue.
This piece is made of copper inlaid with turquoise and coral.
There are 7 separate parts: the main body, the top 4 heads, the back panel, the 17 arms to the right, the 17 arms to the left, the bottom throne which is decorated with 2 lions on each side, and above the throne the double lotus base on which he stands. The back of the piece was made using a process called repoussé, the process of ornamenting metallic surfaces with designs in relief hammered out from the back by hand.
An absolutely beautiful, one of a kind masterpiece!