A STATUE OF PADMAPANI THE LOTUS-BEARER

 

Item: GL#-WP59

 

Price: $4,000.00

 

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Call: (615) 297-2224

 

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This bronze Buddha sculpture was discovered by the late Nashville music producer and publisher, Buddy Killen, when he visited China in 1964. Located at Booth T-384, this superbly modeled sculpture is the Buddhist savior, Padmapani the Lotus-Bearer, who represents the bodhisattva of compassion. It belongs to a long tradition of metal icons that have been produced in Tibet since the 1000s.

Padmapani is portrayed standing, barefoot, upon a lotus base. His face is carved with features typical of the Tibetan style, the expression benevolent and noble. He is bare chested and wears a dhoti around his hips and the jewelry befitting a prince, including a high tiara. In his left hand, he grasps a stemmed lotus flower and a leaf. The lotus represents the active principle of creation.