About this object

History of use

Daily or festival use in households or small temples

Cultural context

daily worship

Iconographic meaning

bodhisattva, a princely manifestation of the Buddha is indicated by jewellery; holding an urn representing the water of eternal life.

Physical description

Male figure seated cross-legged on a lotus base; hands positioned in lap, right in left, palms upward holding an urn. Figure wears jewels and an elaborate headdress delineated by incising and casting.