Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva

Hello, I have squired this beautiful piece and I am curious if you could provide me any knowledge? The frame is seemingly very old and quite beautiful with its detail and textured backdrop. The painting itself is flawless and I am curious if anyone can help me figure out more information on it. Anything you have to provide me is appreciated very much .


24”x72” roughly

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June 3, 2024
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Hello Sonya, Thank you for choosing Mearto for your online appraisal. Based on the images and information you have provided: This item is an Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva print from the 20th century. Avalokitesvara, also known as Kannon in Japan or Chenrezig in Tibet, is a revered bodhisattva associated with compassion in Mahayana Buddhism. This print captures the serene and benevolent essence of Avalokitesvara, depicted with traditional iconography that emphasizes the bodhisattva's compassionate nature. The artwork reflects the enduring spiritual and cultural significance of Avalokitesvara in Buddhist practice. The print is not signed, which is not uncommon for prints from this period, especially those produced for devotional purposes rather than as collectible art pieces. Despite the absence of a signature, the quality of the print suggests it was created by a skilled artist familiar with the conventions of Buddhist art. The depiction likely includes symbolic elements such as the lotus flower, a symbol of purity, and multiple arms, which represent the bodhisattva's ability to help countless beings simultaneously. In terms of condition, the print appears to be well-preserved, with clear lines and intact coloration. The good condition enhances its visual appeal and allows the intricate details of the image to be fully appreciated. As a 20th-century piece, it bridges traditional Buddhist artistic practices with more contemporary methods of reproduction, making it a valuable piece for both spiritual and artistic appreciation. Retail prices may vary