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Avalokiteshvara, Yellow

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  • Painting
  • 19th century
  • Mineral pigment
  • Height: not filled / Width: not filled / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Hans Leder, Inv. Nr.: 4506
  • Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig
  • © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW
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The four printed images show Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani. This aspect of Avalokiteshvara possibly is the yellow Avalokiteshvara, also called yellow Amoghapasha, who usually sits in a half crossed-legged posture with his right leg lowered but can also take a vajra cross-legged position. With his right hand, he grants boons, pouring out a stream of ambrosia to satisfy all who are in need. With the thumb and ring finger of his left hand, he grasps the stem of a white lotus flower that blossoms beside his ear. Vajrapani, who in this form is identical with Vajrasattva, sits in meditation posture, holding a vajra and a bell.
© Olaf Czaja
Avalokiteshvara, Yellow
/ Mongolia / 19th century / Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig / © Grassi Museum für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig/ ÖAW

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