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Painting Set: Bodhisattva (Unidentified Set)

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The over-all subject and context of these two paintings is not yet identified which makes it difficult to suggest how many compositions would make up the complete painting set. The central figure is likely to be Avalokiteshvara or Maitreya. It is also possible that the two central figures in the two paintings are different bodhisattvas and the remaining figures in the painting set would consist of the Eight Great Bodhisattvas.

Although strikingly Chinese in style, the two paintings here are very similar in many ways to the Dalai Lama Painting Set dated to the early 1800s.