Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Chaturbhuja (4 hands)

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 34832)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
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, Chaturbhuja, Wearing a Tiger Skin Skirt.

This form of the deity is unusual because of the tiger skin skirt wrapped around the waist. At the top left is Amitabha Buddha. At the top right is Dromton Gyalwa'i Jungne. At the bottom center is Shadbhuja Mahakala.

Jeff Watt 8-2014

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