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Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion

1000/1050

Freer and Sackler Galleries

Freer and Sackler Galleries

West Tibet, Ngari
Guge kingdom, 1000-1050
Brass alloy with copper and tin inlay, colored
wax, traces of gilding, and pigment
Purchase F2001.2a-d

This sweetly smiling Avalokiteshvara with fish-curved eyes extends one palm in the gesture of generosity. In his other hand, the bodhisattva of compassion holds a lotus in full blossom.

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  • Title: Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion
  • Date Created: 1000/1050

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