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Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion

Artist:
Attributed to Chosying Dorje (the Tenth Karmapa) (1604–1674)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
Tibet
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm); W. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); D. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm); Wt. 1 lb (.5 kg)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Louis V. Bell and Dodge Funds, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.123
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 253
This image belongs to a small group of sculptures and paintings believed to have been made by Chosying Dorje (1604–1674), the Tenth Karmapa and spiritual head of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is in the Kashmiri style, reflecting interregional influences at work across Tibet.
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