Two thangkas of Buddha and Avalokitesvara
Distemper on cloth, Tibet, 19th century
Buddha Shakyamuni in bhumisparsa mudra flanked by his primary disciples, Vaisaravana, various bodhisattvas and Tsong Khapa to the top center flanked by lineage masters.
Avalokitesvara with eight arms and eleven heads standing on a lotus platform surrounded by the five tathagatas and White and Green Tara flanking red Mahakala at the bottom. Both mounted and stretched with Japanese brocades.
27 x 13 in. (53.3 x 33 cm)
Southeast Asian, Indian and Himalayan Art
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