Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Resting in the Nature of Mind

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 23377)
Origin Location China
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

'Resting in the Nature of Mind' Lokeshvara.

At the top center is the female deity that protects from contagious disease - Parnashavari. At the left side is Amitabha Buddha with the wrathful deity 'Secret Accomplishment' Hayagriva on the right side.

At the lower left is the white 'wealth bestowing' Shadbhuja Mahakala with six arms. On the right side is green 'Lord of Life' Shadbhuja Mahakala.

Jeff Watt 6-2014

View other items in the Thematic Set: Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara, Chittavishramana