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Standing Eight-Armed Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion

Period:
Angkor period
Date:
late 12th century
Culture:
Cambodia or Thailand
Medium:
Stone
Dimensions:
H. 77 1/2 in. (196.9 cm); W. 33 1/4 (84.5 cm); D. 20 in. (50.8 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Jeffrey B. Soref, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.477
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 249
The facial features of this sculpture are thought to reflect the appearance of the ruler Jayavarman VII, who commissioned the Bayon temple complex.
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