Srivijaya Art Avalokitesvara Bodhisattvas Found in Southern Thailand from the Eighth to Thirteenth Centuries

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Petchrung Teanpewroj


          This article is an attempt to study the Srivijaya art Avalokitesvara Bodhisattvas found in Southern Thailand from the eighth to thirteenth centuries. It is based largely on primary and secondary sources. The work explains Iconography of Srivijaya art Avalokitesvara Bodhisattvas and the importance of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattvas found in Southern Thailand. The result of this study reveals that the Iconography of Srivijaya art Avalokitesvara Bodhisattvas were partly similar to Indian Avalokitesvara Bodhisattvas.The discovery of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattvas reflects the expansion of Indian culture in Thailand, Mahayana Buddhism, creation of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattvas and art modification of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattvas to localities.


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