Despite the absence of attributes specific to Avalokiteshvara, this very rare wooden statue of a peaceful bodhisattva with a moonlike face typical of the Tibetan style has been identified as a representation of the three-headed form of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion.
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Buddha, bodhisattva: White Tara
Metal statues of Phagpa Lokeshvara are very few. Like their wooden counterpart, they all differ from the original. On this one, the right hand is apart from the body, the sash is wider and hanging on one side, the hips are rounder, the legs thicker, the mass of hair is slightly longer and flatter, there is no effigy of Amitabha on the crown. 87 more words