Standing Eleven-headed Kannon (Ekādaśamukha Avalokiteśvara)


Standing Eleven-headed Kannon (Ekādaśamukha Avalokiteśvara)

Sculpture / Nara

Tang dynasty, China, 8th century


Total H 85.1


Baoqingsi Temple, China


This image is one of the seven statues of the Eleven-headed Kannon from statue group in Baoqingsi Temple, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. The right hand holds a seal bearing two characters which means “extinguish one’s sin” and indicates salvific power of the Avalokiteśvara. This work was built in a sophisticated style with rounded face and slender frame.

Masterworks from the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall at the Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 2010, p.136, no.171.

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