Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion
Attributed to Chosying Dorje (the Tenth Karmapa) (1604–1674)
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)
Louis V. Bell and Dodge Funds, 1972
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.