Mask of Vaikuntha Vishnu, late 5th century. Learn more about 5th century masks
Another name for Avalokitesvara, the bodhisattva of compassion, he is the patron bodhisattva of Tibet. He is usually depicted dressed in white silk garments and seated in the padmasana on a row of lotus petals. His principal hands are folded in the anjali mudra before his chest, while his other two hands hold a lotus and a rosary respectively.