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Eight-armed Avalokiteshvara
English: This figure of the Bodhisattva of Compassion is a bronze replica of one of the twenty-three stone images King Jayavarman VII sent to different parts of the kingdom in 1191 in a celebration of the compassion the king attributed to his own father. The small figures of the Buddha can be understood as representing the qualities of Buddhahood that lie in every pore of Avalokiteshvara's skin, and the figures around the waist are an outward manifestation of advanced techniques of meditation.
Date ca. 12th-13th century (bàyon)
Medium low-tin bronze
Dimensions Height: 48 cm (18.8 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,48U174728
institution QS:P195,Q210081
Accession number
place of creation Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Object history
  • Brahmanical Temple (Bot Phram), Bangkok
  • Alexander B. Griswold, Monkton, July 1949 [presented to the Breezewood Foundation, December 1960, inv. no. 471]
  • : bequeathed to Walters Art Museum by Henry Walters
Exhibition history Unearthly Elegance: Buddhist Art from the Griswold Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Credit line Bequest of A. B. Griswold, 1992
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