Statue of Avalokitesvara in a Standing Position
- East Asia
- The 6th century AD
- The Sui Dynasty
- 116.0cm in height
The Bosatsu standing statue is carved from a single stone from the head to the lotus. Although it is missing both hands, it is believed to be a Kannon Bosatsu due to the layers of jewlery, gorgeous coronet, and ornaments on its body. On the front of the arm there are slight remnants of coloring and gold foil. [CR] This statue has distinctively Indian characteristics; it has firm cheeks, arching eyebrow, puffy eyelids, and protruding lips. It is reminiscent of a Buddha statue of the Gupta empire, particularly due to the hairline center pointed down, the exposed nipples, and the circular ornament of the coronet connected by goban. It has a slim figure, and at first sight it seems to be standing upright. However, the waist is slightly twisted to the right.