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Tanka of Avalokitesívara

From: Tanka collection

Tanka of Avalokitesívara

From: Tanka collection

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Date: circa 1700-circa 1800
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Description:
Other common spellings for Tibetan banner paintings include thangka, thanka, and tangka.
Abstract:
Avalokiteśvara is a bodhisattva that embodies the speech of all the buddhas and incarnation of their compassion. A Tibetan or Chinese watercolor painting on cotton that depicts Avalokiteśvara with a eleven heads and eight arms standing on a lotus.
Physical Description:
1 painting : watercolor on cotton ; 91.5 x 60.0 cm. mounted on silk in a frame 101 x 67 cm.
Host Note:
The collection consists of tankas, which are Buddhist scrolls or fabric temple banners, chiefly Tibetan, but also Nepalese, Bhutanese, Indian and Chinese, which bear religious images, circa 1600-circa 1950. Some tankas also bear inscriptions on their versos.
Box:
Box 15 (Art)
Rights:
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
Curated Collection: Tankas
Exhibition Note:
Tanka collection
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Source Digital Format:
High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 10563703
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