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Objects of the Week Archive

Object of the Week for July 27

Eleven Headed Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara

This Buddhist deity is the 11-headed bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who boasts 11 heads and eight arms, symbolizing their infinite wisdom, knowledge, and compassion. In the Buddhist faith, the bodhisattva aids others in the pursuit of enlightenment.

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