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Avalokiteshvara, Bodhisattva of Compassion
Deity who helps beings reach enlightenment so they can escape the cycle of time

Artist/maker unknown, Indian

Made in Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia

c. Third quarter of 5th century


48 1/2 × 15 1/2 × 7 inches (123.2 × 39.4 × 17.8 cm) Weight: 290.5 lb. (131.77 kg)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

* Gallery 331, Asian Art, third floor (Dutt Gallery)

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Stella Kramrisch Collection, 1994

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