Himalayan Art Resources

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

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 41012)
Origin Location Tibet
Lineages 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, Sahasrabhuja Ekadasamukha (Tibetan: chen re zig, chag tong shal chu chig. English: the All Seeing Lord with One Thousand Hands and Eleven Faces): from the tradition of Bhikshuni Shri. The central figure is surrounded by four attendant bodhisattvas.

At the top left is Vajrayogini according to the mahasiddha Naropa tradition. On the right side is white Vajrasattva. At the bottom left is Manjushri and on the right side Vajrapani in wrathful form.

Jeff Watt 7-2014

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Buddhist Deity: Avalokiteshvara (Eleven Faces)
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