A pair of gilt lacquer wood figures of bodhisattvas


Yuan dynasty, 14th century, China

元朝, 14世紀, 中國

Height: 55cm, 21.65inches

高 55 釐米

The figures stand in tribhanga as mirror images on double lotus bases. Each holds up one hand just above the shoulder in dbhaya mudra, the gesture of reassurance, blessing and protection; the other hand clasps a scarf that swirls around each of them. The bodhisattvas wear long skirts and aprons belted at the waist; the chests are left bare- except for the beaded necklaces of typical Yuan design- while the shoulders are each covered by shawl.

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