Gilt Bronze Tibetan Buddhist Deity Chenrezig 'Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara'
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mid-20th century Tibetan Buddhist Deity Chenrezig (Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara), gilt metal / brass with blue hair, red inside of crown.
Chenrezig Bodhisattva, also known as Avalokitesvara, "One who looks with unwavering eye," is the most revered of all Bodhisattva, embodying the compassion of all Buddhas. He listens to the prayers of all sentient beings in times of challenge and difficulty.
Avalokitesvara is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. This bodhisattva is variably depicted, described and portrayed in different cultures as either male or female. In Tibet, he is known as Chenrezig, and in Cambodia as Avloketesvar. In Chinese Buddhism, Avalokitesvara has evolved into the somewhat different female figure Guanyin, also known in Japan as Kanzeon or Kannon. In Nepal Mandal this figure is known as Jana Baha Dyah, Karunamaya, Seto Machindranath.