|Date Range||1800 - 1899|
|Lineages||Gelug and Buddhist|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
Alternate Names: Lokeshvara Avalokita Lokanata Lokanatha Mahakarunika
Avalokiteshvara, Eye Clearing.
Lokeshvara is peaceful in appearance, white in colour, with one face and four hands. The main pair of hands perform the eye clearing gesture at the heart. The second pair of hands holds in the right a nectar filled vase and in the left a mirror. He is adorned with celestial garments and jewels: in a standing posture with the legs together.
"To the Lord unstained by faults, white in colour, the head adorned with the perfect buddha, gazing on beings with eyes of compassion; to Avalokiteshvara I bow." (The verse is attributed to the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo, 557-649).
At the top left is Manjushri, orange in colour, holding a sword and book. On the right side is Krodha Vajrapani, wrathful, dark blue, holding a vajra scepter and performing a fearsome gesture.
Jeff Watt 5-2013