Chinese Antique Wooden Figure Kuan Yin
AGE: – Qing Dynasty
CONSTRUCTION: – Wood, likely camphor wood
HEIGHT: – 31cm
DEPTH: – 13cm
WEIGHT: – 1.7kg
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Chinese Antique Wooden Figure Kuan Yin was more than likely placed in a shrine in a temple, or garden. The Kuan Yin is a Buddhist deity revered by followers of both the Mahayana and Taoist religion, and is also referred to as “Guan Yin”, “Goddess of Compassion” or “Bodhisattva”.
She is seen here seated in the attitude of royal ease, undercover, with a hood similar to the shape of a Naga under which the Buddha is often depicted. A bird is perched on her right and a vase is held in her left hand. The right hand holding prayer beads is resting on her right knee. The base is representative of the Kuan Yin seated in the clouds, unfortunately, deteriorated somewhat, due to exposure to the elements.