Fragment of Guanyin of Eleven Heads

Limestone | 77.8 x 31.5cm | 703

Unknown Artist

Esoteric (Vajrayana) Buddhism employs rituals and magic spells and many of the deities are depicted in a multiheaded and multiarmed guise. This form of Buddhism was popular in China during the Tang dynasty, when this image of Guanyin, the Bodhisattva...
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