Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Bodhisattva

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 12952)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Alternate Names: Lokeshvara Avalokita Lokanata Lokanatha Mahakarunika

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Avalokiteshvara (Tibetan: chen re zi. English: the All Seeing Lord). This composition belongs to a thirteen painting set depicting the Dalai Lama incarnations.

At the top left is Amitabha Buddha. On the right side is Shakyamuni Buddha. At the bottom left is the wrathful protector Shadbhuja Mahakala.

Jeff Watt 9-2015

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Incarnation Lineage: Dalai Lama Previous Births
Painting Sets: Dalai Lama (Nartang Block Prints, Miscellaneous & Partial)
Collection: Sotheby's New York (Painting. September, 2015)
Buddhist Deity: Avalokita (Dalai Lama Set)