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Bodhisattva China Period: Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127) or Liao Dynasty (907-1125) 11th century

Bodhisattva China Period: Northern Song Dynasty or Liao Dynasty century

Avalokitesvara Padmapani: Bodhisattva of Mercy Bearing a Lotus, c. 1000s  Nepal, 11th century  bronze with gilding, pigment, and semiprecious stones

Avalokitesvara Padmapani: Bodhisattva of Mercy Bearing a Lotus, Nepal, century; bronze with gilding, pigment, and semiprecious stones.

Contos Chineses para Crianças - Sérgio Capparelli

When teaching our children ancient history, we are sure to include Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome. Unfortunately we sometimes omit another great ancient civilization on the other side of the globe-- Ancient China.

那羅延堅固王(ならえんけんごおう)像 国宝・三十三間堂 観音二十八部衆  国宝。木造彩色、玉眼。168cm。金剛力士(仁王)の阿形。上半身裸の筋骨隆々とした像で右前方に顔を向けて開口し、右手は掌を開いて下げ、左手は肩まで上げて耳の高さで拳を握る。

Agyō at Sanjūsangendō 三十三間堂, Kyoto Century, Life-size Wooden Statue Scanned from Temple Brochure

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara In Water Moon Form...

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in "Water Moon" Form (Shuiyue Guanyin), century. Liao dynasty Wood (willow) with traces of pigment. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Fletcher Fund, 1928

The figure's posture suggests that this sculpture represents a bodhisattva who served as an attendant to a Buddha or some other transcendent figure. It was most likely part of a larger group of figures depicting various members of the Buddhist pantheon

The figure's posture suggests that this sculpture represents a bodhisattva who served as an attendant to a Buddha or some other transcendent figure. It was most likely part of a larger group of figures depicting various members of the Buddhist pantheon

Bodhisattva Guanyin Dynastie Jin

Chine - Bhodisattva dynastie Jin

観音 Guanyin* Arielle Gabriel's memoir The Goddess of Mercy & The Dept. of Miracles, a unique tale of a mystic suffering financial devastation among the world's richest ex-pats *

I am a Zen monk and would like to put the Teachings of the Buddha, Patriarchs and Masters out there with an emphasis on practice to attain one's true self and help others.

National Treasure virūpākṣa image 8-9 century | Kanai Morido Photo gallery | cultural assets | Justice Minister sect head temple Kofukuji

National Treasure virūpākṣa image 8-9 century | Kanai Morido Photo gallery | cultural assets | Justice Minister sect head temple Kofukuji

National Treasure of Japan,  Eleven-faced Avalokitesvara, 面観音, Kogen-ji temple, Shiga, Japan. 9th century

National Treasure of Japan, Eleven-faced Avalokitesvara, Kogen-ji temple, Shiga, Japan. Avalokiteśvara is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.

Guanyin, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) circa 1175. Wood, gesso, pigment

Guanyin Artist: unidentified maker Region: China Period: Jin Dynasty circa 1175 Material: wood, gesso, pigment Dimensions: 91 in.

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Eleven-Headed Guanyin, China, late Northern Song dynasty - Jin dynasty wood with polychromy and cut gold, Overall - cm inches). Wade Fund Cleveland Museum of Art

Japanese, Bishamonten is the god of warriors (but not of war) and prayed to for victory prior to battle. Defender of the Nation, Guardian of the Dharma (Buddhist Law), and Lord of Wealth and Treasure (hence his inclusion in the Japanese group of Seven Lucky Gods). Bishamon-ten is neither a Buddha nor a Bodhisattva. Bishamonten is a deva (a Sanskrit term meaning celestial being or demigod).

Japanese, Bishamonten is the god of warriors (but not of war) and prayed to for…

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