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Thousand-armed, Eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara

Inscription

On reverse: In formal Tibetan block script, "Om, ah, hum" behind each figure, plus a longer inscription, to be read.

Provenance

Given to the mfa by Edward W. Forbes in 1908

Credit Line

Gift of Edward W. Forbes

Tibetan, 18th–19th century

Object Place

Tibet

Accession Number

08.185

Medium or Technique

Opaque watercolor and gold on cotton, mounted with silk brocade and wood dowels

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Paintings