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Votive Plaque with a Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshvara

ca. 16th–18th century
2 1/2 x 1 5/8 in. (6.3 x 4.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1938
Accession Number:
Not on view
These small molded clay plaques (tsa tsa) moved freely across Himalayan communities. Produced a sacred centers, they were taken home by pilgrims to be venerated in shrines or given as devotional offerings at local temples and sacred places.
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