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Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, c. 1000

Unknown (Indian, Bihar, Gaya or Patna district - c. 1000)

black chlorite
61.5 x 42 x 22 cm
Gift of Max Tanenbaum, Toronto, 1978
National Gallery of Canada (no. 23261)

The bodhisattva of infinite compassion, Avalokiteshvara is the most popular of buddhist divinities.

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