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Himalayan Tibetan Thangka Eleven-Headed Avalokitesvara
Wonderful, highly detailed large thangka painted on cloth depicting eleven headed Avalokitesvara in mineral colors and ink. The eleven heads are the Bodhisattvas apparitional forms are indispensible in conquering the eleven desires, to attain Bodhi, the perfection of Awakening, and to help human beings to attain it. Mounted on old hardback board. Dating 18th/19th century, provenance includes inscriptions on back of a Colonel and Washington D.C. locations, dimension: 52.5" x W 34.5".


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