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Guanyin is the bodhisattva of compassion; in buddhist China as well as across other cultures and faiths worldwide. The ‘regarder of sounds’ who listened to the world’s sorrows like a friend, can be androgynous or male, but is most often represented as a female. As in most depictions, the goddess shown here, is barefoot, in long elegant clothing and with a graceful countenance. In order to demonstrate her omniscience as well as her omnipresence, Guanyin is often depicted seated on an elephant, a lion or a fish.
Qing Dynasty, Tongzhi Period (1861 - 1875)
Condition: good, with some losses to glaze; missing one hand.
|Height||8.00 inch||(20.32 cm)|
|Width||5.50 inch||(13.97 cm)|
|Depth||3.00 inch||(7.62 cm)|