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Statue of Avalokitesvara
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

This artifact has been registered in the List Of National Heritage by the Department of National Heritage

History of the Object
This Avalokitesvara statue was found in a tin mine belonging to Anglo Oriental, at Bidor in Perak in 1936. It is made of bronze and has eight arms of which one is broken. It is dated sometime between the 7th and the 12th Centuries AD, when the culture of the region was Hindu-Buddhist. The statue weighs 63 kilograms.

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Type
Sculpture 
Materials
Bronze 
Measurements
Height 93cm 
Creator name
Unknown 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Malaysia 
Geography
Malaysia 
Time period
AD 7th century ~ AD 12th century 
Creation date
7th - 12 th centuries 
Function
Worship 
Acquisition
Archeaological site 
Copyright
© Department of Museums Malaysia 
Acknowledgements
Department of Museums Malaysia 
Owner
Department Of Museums Malaysia 
Museum
Department Of Museums Malaysia 
Credit line
Department Of Museums Malaysia 

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