Amitayus, Bodhisattva of Limitless Life

Artist/maker unknown, Mongolian

Geography:
Made in Dolon Nor, Duolun County, Chahar Province, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, Asia

Period:
Dolonnor style

Date:
c. 19th century

Medium:
Silver with color and semiprecious stones

Dimensions:
11 × 6 × 4 3/8 inches (27.9 × 15.2 × 11.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1962-178-8

Credit Line:
Gift of Natacha Rambova, 1962

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Label:
This Amitayus is remarkably complete, missing only the ashoka tree that once protruded from his vase of immortality. The use of colored paint and inset stones, as well as the distinctive anatomy and jewelry, are typical of works produced in Dolon-nor during the nineteenth century.