This one depicts the Bodhisattva of compassion with eleven faces (ekadashamukha) and a thousand arms (sahasrabhuja). The numbers in question, be they pertaining to the heads or the limbs, are symbolic of the infinite capacities of the Bodhisattva. Upon a lotus throne He is seated with His anteriormost hands holding afore the chest the mythical wish-fulfilling jewel. With the flaying arms and the crowned heads stacked progressively upwards, this composition makes for a striking silhouette. The same is poised upon a rugged, rock-like pedestal engraved with snow lions on either side.
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