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Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Infinite Compassion

Attributed to Chosying Dorje (the Tenth Karmapa) (1604–1674)
17th century
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)
Credit Line:
Louis V. Bell and Dodge Funds, 1972
Accession Number:
Not on view
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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of the Himalayas," December 15, 2010–December 4, 2011.

New York. Rubin Museum of Art. "Tenth Karmapa and Tibet's Turbulent Seventeenth Century: Tibet’s Eccentric Master Revealed," August 31, 2012–February 11, 2013.

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