ARTEFACTS

Avalokiteshvara, Eleven-headed

  • Арван нэгэн нигүүрт Нүдээр үзэгч (эрхт) / Хоншим/Хонгшим / Хончим бодьсад / Аръяабал/ Мэлмийгээр болгооч / Жанрайсэг жүжигшал / Arwan negen nigüürt Nüdeer üjegč (erxt) / Xongšim / Xonšim / Xončim bodisad / Ariyaabal / Melmiigeer bolgooč / £anraiseg ǰüǰigšal
  • Arban nigen nigür-tü Nidü-ber üǰegči erketen / Nidüber üǰegči erketü / Qomsim / Qongsim bodisad/
  • sPyan ras gzigs bcu gcig zhal
  • Ekādaśamukha Avalokiteśvara
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  • Thangka
  • 19th century
  • Cotton
  • Height: 48 (22,5) cm / Width: 32 (15) cm / Depth: not filled
  • Collection: Leder/ Umlauff, Inv. Nr.: 33642
  • Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg
  • © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW
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Ekadashamukha Mahakarunika, an aspect of Avalokiteshvara, takes the centre of this coloured print. His body color is pure, clear and bright as rock crystal. He possesses eleven faces and eight arms. With the first two hands, he makes the gesture of adoration before his chest. In the remaining right hands, he holds a rosary, a wheel and displays the gesture of boon-granting. In his left, he holds a white lotus, a bow and an arrow and a vase. Three monks are above him. Possibly, they are Tsongkhapa and his two main disciples. The six-armed Mahakala (centre) and the two most popular forms of Tara, namely the Green Tara (left) and the White Tara (right) are depicted in the lower part of this print.
© Olaf Czaja
Avalokiteshvara, Eleven-headed
/ Mongolia / 19th century / © Völkerkundemuseum vPST Heidelberg/ ÖAW

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