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Standing Avalokitesvara

This small gilt-bronze statue represents the Bodhisattva of Compassion (관음보살 in Korean), an enlightened being who helps devotees on their path. It features two prominent attributes: a water sprinkler (kundika in Sanskrit) and a miniature image of Buddha Amitābha in its jeweled crown. Its sweet and gentle smile accentuates this celestial being's immeasurable compassion for human suffering.

Credit: John L. Severance Fund ...
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18.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm
Image and text: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2023

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The Cleveland Museum of Art
Permanent collection