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  Avalokitesvara

 

Thailand

A bronze torso of the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, dating from the Srivijayan period in the 8th century. It shows influences from Central Java and was found in Chaiya. Today it is on display in Bangkok's National Museum. He is one of the Eight Great Bodhisattvas (fig.).

See also POSTAGE STAMP.