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Avalokiteshvara

Photo credit: Horniman Museum and Gardens

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This painting is by an unknown artist from Tibet. Framed painting of four-armed Chenrezig, or spyan-ragzigs, the Tibetan form of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. He holds a pink lotus in his upper left hand and a rosary in the upper right; both lower hands in vitarka mudra. He is painted white and seated on a lotus, surrounded by clouds. The four other deities depicted are: Mañjusuri in the bottom left, Vajrapani the wrathful deity in the bottom right, Amitabha Buddha at upper left, and Green Tara at the top right.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Forest Hill

  • Date

    18th C

  • Medium

    paint on textile

  • Measurements

    43 x 30.5 cm

  • Accession number

    1979.17

  • Acquisition method

    gift, 1979

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Horniman Museum and Gardens

100 London Road, Forest Hill, Greater London SE23 3PQ England

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