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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2016) 66 (1): 81–105.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Michelle C. Wang Abstract The Thousand-armed Mañjuśrī is an enigmatic form of the bodhisattva that appeared primarily in the Mogao cave shrines in northwestern China. There, the deity was nearly always paired with the Thousand-armed Avalokiteśvara on opposite walls or on opposite sides of a doorway...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 October 2017) 67 (2): 143–187.
Published: 01 October 2017
... of the deities depicted in the shrine are two-armed, and other than the eight-armed Viśvamātā embracing the twenty-four-armed Kālacakra, only a few forms of Avalokiteśvara are six- or eight-armed, and only one is ten-armed. As mentioned, Kālacakra was one of Tāranātha's principal interests and areas...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 April 2005) 55 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 April 2005
... would identify or suggest their specific context. The Amitabha Triad in the MOA Museum of Art in Atami, Japan (Fig. 1), for example, pres- ents Amitabha Buddha in the center, the bodhisattava Mahasthamaprapta on his left, and the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara on his right. Avalokitesvara holds a...
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Archives of Asian Art (1 October 2015) 65 (1-2): 87–115.
Published: 01 October 2015
... surrounding cor­ri­dor (c). Image cour­tesy of Wu Cong and Tianjin University Department of Architecture. Modified by the au­thor. 94     ARCHIVES OF ASIAN ART Fig. 9.  Thousand-Armed Mañjuśrī and Thousand-Armed Avalokiteśvara flanking rear door on north wall of Wansuidian. Qing (1644–1911) or...