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Metal sculptures of the Tibetan Imperial period

Fig. 6: A figure of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara
550-680AD (radiocarbon tested wood)
wood, white gesso(?) coating, polychrome paint
h.75 cm.
Pritzker Collection. (after Mary S. Slusser with a contribution by Paul Jett. The Antiquity of Nepalese Wood Sculpture: A Reassessment Seattle and Washington, D.C.: University of Washington Press in association with the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 2010: fig.213).