Sudhanakumara is one of the acolytes of
the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Guanyin)
and is paired with Dragon Girl (Longnü).
This configuration is coherent with the
traditional Hindu-Buddhist arrangement of a
master as the central figure and two
disciples by his or her side. His hands are
usually depicted in worship gesture,
highlighting his identity as a disciple.
This sculpture depicts Sudhanakumara in an
approachable way. The clothings are
simplisitc, hardly decorated. Tilting his
hands slightly away from the centre of his
body, his entire outlook, coupled with his
facial features, is amiable and child-like.