Bodhisattva IV (south)

The Bodhisattva is fixed on to the two ladder-shaped supports separating the side entrances from the main passage. The Body of the image is only slightly modelled and appears to have been painted a sort of yellowish colour. The right hand is raised in the Gesture of Disputation, the left is open in the Gesture of Giving. The Bodhisattva stands on his right leg, while his left one is slightly set forward such that the large toe projects over the edge of the lotus pedestal (on a raised block). The *dhoti* is wrapped around the prouding belly, the belt is tied with a large knot, one leg of the *dhoti* is shorter than the other. The present crown seems to be a later addition.

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