paper scroll Unclear from which cave the painting is copied. The Eleven-faced Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, also called Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva with Shining Light, is one of the six Avalokitesvara Bodhisattvas. The eleven faces symbolize that she has gone through dasabhumi (ten stages of self-cultivation for Bodhisattvas) and finally successfully reaching the eleventh stage, the Buddhahood. The front face is benevolent, while on the left and right sides are two angry faces; and seven ones over the coronet are faces of Bodhisattvas; the last one on the very top is the face of a Buddha. The Avalokitesvara has eight arms, with the eight hands respectively holding a water bottle, a willow branch, the sun and the moon, and making different finger positions. The arms enable her to satisfy the desires of the sentient beings, to relieve them from all kinds of sufferings. The eyes of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva are looking down, half closed, with jeweled necklace and strings properly covering and ornamenting her upper body. She stands on a lotus stand in a scarlet skirt. The bright colors and fine smooth lines applied to the painting express the grandness and solemnity of the Bodhisattva. The painting is one of Zhang DaqianY best works of art in Dunhuang mural copies.