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Ritual card (tsakli)
MVK 75098
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This fine example shows the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in its form with eleven heads and eight arms (ekadasamukha avalokiteshvara). It is extremely fine-painted with rich details. Most often Avalokiteshvara is shown in a group with two other Bodhisattvas, namely Manjushri and Vajrapani. This is not the case in this card - in the right upper corner sits Manjushri, who is normaly on the left side of the main figure. Instead of the expected Vajrapani, we find the historic Buddha Shakyamuni.

History of the Object
Ritual cards were used as all other categories of Buddhist "art" for ritual purposes. In meditation the practionist used it as a tool to create the deity depicted in mind with the final aim, to identify himself with the deity. It was also used for rituals to offer the deity a temporary "body" (tib. sku) for the time of the ceremony.

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Type
Drawing 
Materials
Paper 
Measurements
Height 12 cm Length 10 cm  
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Mongolia 
Geography
Mongolia 
Time period
AD 19th century ~ AD 19th century 
Creation date
19th Century; 1896 (before) 
Function
The cards are used for ritual purposes as well as initiations. 
Acquisition
The museum owns a large collection of Mongolian objects collected by the Austrian Hans Leder from the last years of the 19th century. Acquired by the Museum in 1905. 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Museum of Ethnology, Vienna 
Museum
Weltmuseum Wien 
Credit line
 

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