Bronze Avalokitesvara Consecrated Temple Buddha, China
Detail: This is one of my favorite temple bronze statues. Not quite the 1000 arms (although there are many hundreds cast in the background) but this Buddha does have the 7 heads. The double Dorje or Wisha Vajra is stamped on its metal base and represents consecration at specific religious ceremony. Purchased from an art dealer in 2002. Circa late-1800s or early-1900s. For the Serious Collector.
I am sorry but this gorgeous piece has sold.