A silver figure of a standing Boddhisattva
16th century, Tibet / Nepal
Height: 20cm, 7.9 inches
The Bodhisattva stands in tribhanga wearing a dhoti fastened by a belt and a scarf casually tied around the hips. The torso is bare except for a beaded necklace, arm bands and bracelets, it is difficult to speculate on the hand mudras as the bent right arm is missing at the elbow but most probably in Vitarka mudra (intellectual argument), while the left arm hangs down to the side the hand of the palm facing us in varada mudra (gesture of charity) though the fingers are missing.