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A Tibetan Thangka representing Buddhisattva Avalokiteshvara, 18th Century.

A tibetan thangka representing buddhisattva avalokiteshvara, 18th century.
A tibetan thangka representing buddhisattva avalokiteshvara, 18th century.
A tibetan thangka representing buddhisattva avalokiteshvara, 18th century.
A tibetan thangka representing buddhisattva avalokiteshvara, 18th century.
A tibetan thangka representing buddhisattva avalokiteshvara, 18th century.
A tibetan thangka representing buddhisattva avalokiteshvara, 18th century.
A tibetan thangka representing buddhisattva avalokiteshvara, 18th century.
A tibetan thangka representing buddhisattva avalokiteshvara, 18th century.

Depicting Avalokiteshvara in English known as the 'All Seeing Lord with One Thousand Hands and Eleven Faces'. His thousand extended arms forming a ring around his body, his primary hands holding a mala, dharmachakra, bell, lotus, and long-life vase, wearing a dhoti with belt and ornaments, with various deities floating in the sky behind. Measurements motif 44x60 cm. Measurments with fabric frame 73x119 cm.

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8 000 - 10 000 SEK

784 - 979 EUR

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9 000 SEK
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Avalokitesvara has a number of Body parts and objects with symbolic meaning. Of his 11 heads, the central head one at the top belongs to Amitabha. He often has multiple arms, sometimes more than a thousand of them. The central pair of hands is in the cupped position representing respect. In one hand he hold a Lotus, symbolizing Enlightenment, In another he holds a bow and arrow, symbolizing a Bodhisattva’s ability to get at the Heart of the matter.

Avalokitesvara appears in 33 different manifestations and 108 forms, including the Goddess of mercy, popular with pregnant mothers and invoked by people in trouble. Simply repeating her name several times is considered enough to drive away Evil.

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