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Embodying Compassion in Buddhist Art: Image, Pilgrimage, Practice
By Karen Lucic79 pages
Up until the middle of the first millennium, Avalokiteshvara consistently appeared in a magnificent, idealized body, yet one in accord with human norms. But sometime around the 6th century, an iconographic revolution occurred in Indian art, and he began to acquire additional arms, heads, and eyes.
An introduction to the history of Avalokiteshvara through Buddhist art.