Zaō Gongen, 11th century. Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Harry G. C. Packard Collection of Asian Art, Gift of Harry G. C. Packard, and Purchase, Fletcher, Rogers, Harris Brisbane Dick, and Louis V. Bell Funds, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, and The Annenberg Fund Inc. Gift, 1975 (1975.268.155) #OneMetManyWorlds
Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara of the Lion's Roar, or Simhanada Avalokiteshvara (Shi hou Guanyin Pusa). Ming dynasty China (1368–1644), late 15th–16th c. The Lion's roar symbolizes the intensity of the moment of enlightenment. The raised right and pendant lower leg are typical of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, in the well-known Water Moon form - in China, the most popular manifestation of this bodhisattva after the 10th c.