Bodhisattva Suryabaskara

Suyabaskara, Bodhisattva is white in color and peaceful in appearance, with one face and two hands, the dark hair is piled on the crown of the head and some falls loose across the shoulders. Placed at the heart in the mudra of Dharma teaching, the right holds the stem of a white lotus flower blossoming over the shoulder supporting a red orb. Adorned with a five-pointed crown of gold and jewels, red ribbons are fastened at the ends, and large gold earrings hang from the lobes. A choker, necklace, bracelets and anklets decorate the body. Attired with a long green scarf and a skirt of multiple layered colors tied with a white sash. Atop a moon disc, pink lotus seat, he stands surrounded by a cream-colored nimbus and green areole with radiating gold rays.

Geographic Origin
Eastern Tibet
Pigments on cloth

H 38 3/8 in. x W 19 1/2 in.

Rubin Museum of Art, Gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin
C2006.66.136, HAR95
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