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Asia Week New York 2013:
Dr. Robert R. Bigler

Cintamanicakra Avalokiteshvara
Gilt copper alloy
Yuan, 14th century
Height 26.6 cm (10.47 in.)

This finely cast figure depicts a rare three-headed tantric form of Avalokiteshvara, seated in vajrasana on a lotus base. His name can be literally translated as 'the merciful Lord gazing down with a wish fulfilling gem and the wheel'.