Bodhisattva

Dublin Core

Title

Bodhisattva

Subject

Arts-Sculpture; Religions-Buddhism

Description

The museum labels states, "This handsome, well-modeled figure depicts a bodhisattva, an enlightened being who selflessly remains in the cycle of death and rebirth in order to help others attain enlightenment. His relaxed posture is typical of a teacher while discoursing, but it is unusual for a bodhisattva. It is a form of paryankasana,in which one foot rests on the opposite thigh (paryanka)." -- Nepal, Kathmandu Valley -- Coll. Art Institute of Chicago (James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, 134.1996)
Art Institute of Chicago
Collection Librarian: Amy Bryant. Please send any questions, comments, or content corrections to Michael Thiedeman, Professor of Art, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374 USA. email address: thiedmi@earlham.edu

Source

Photographed in exhibit at Art Institute of Chicago

Contributor

Thiedeman, Michael
Earlham College

Rights

Material may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. following fair use standards. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project and to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Format

Image/jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

ecasia000934
ecasia_a_000934

Coverage

Nepal
14th c.
Nepal (nation)
1000132

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

800 w x 1200 h, 150ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/e8d94418305496911ac7ba3055276b53.jpg

Citation

“Bodhisattva,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 16, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4154.