Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity)
(item no. 57216)

1600 - 1699


Buddhist Lineage

21.50cm (8.46in) high


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Avalokiteshvara Riding a Cow: In the right hand he holds a garland of beads across the knee. In the left hand he holds a flower blossom. In a relaxed posture Avalokita sits on the back of a cow - also depicted as if resting atop a grassy knoll. This sculpture was created by the 10th Karmapa, Choying Dorje based on a night time dream. There is no Indian or Tibetan textual model for this form of Avalokiteshvara. It is simply the creation of a work based on the inspiration of a dream.

Jeff Watt 1-2012

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Thematic Set
Tibet: Tsuglakang Temple (Deities)
Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara (Seated, Holding a Lotus)
Tibet: Tsuglakang Temple, Lhasa (Visual Dharma)
Artist: Choying Dorje (Sculpture)

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