Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva & Buddhist Deity) - (11 faces, 8 hands)

སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས། 观音菩萨
(item no. 700012)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Uncertain
Material Clay
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1996.18.5
Notes about the Central Figure

Alternate Names: Lokeshvara Avalokita Lokanata Lokanatha Mahakarunika

Classification: Deity

Appearance: Peaceful

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Avalokiteshvara, Ekadashamukha (Tibetan: chen re zi, shal chu chig. English: the All Seeing Lord with Eleven Faces).

(For additional information on small clay images see Images of Earth and Water: The Tsa-Tsa Votive Tablets of Tibet by Juan Li).

Jeff Watt 8-2001

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