Place Made:
13th century
Gilt-copper alloy with semiprecious stones 
overall: 23-3/4 x 7-1/2 x 4 in. (60.3 x 19.1 x 10.2 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon 
Accession Number:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
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Bodhisattvas are Buddhist deities who have attained enlightenment but have postponed Buddhahood in order to aid others in their quest to reach salvation. Bodhisattva imagery was incredibly popular in Nepal, reflecting the importance of Mahayana Buddhism, which encourages its practitioners to emulate and become bodhisattvas. Bodhisattvas can be distinguished from the Buddha by their often luxurious garments, opulent jewelry and ornate crowns.

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