Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - Sahasrabhujalokeshvara (11 faces, 1000 Hands)

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 35853)
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 with Eleven Heads and One Thousand Arms according to the Bhikshuni Shri tradition.

At the top right and left is the lineage of teachers descending from the nun Bhikshuni Shri depicted at the top left - with a blue shirt and not wearing a hat.

At the middle left is White Tara. At the middle right is Vina Sarasvati. In the lower foreground are the Eight Taras Removing the Eight Fears.

Jeff Watt 8-2014

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara (Eleven Faces)
Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara (Bhikshuni Shri)
Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara (Trehor Namkha Gyan)
Painting Tradition: Kandze Valley & Trehor Namka Gyan