Kwan Yin is radiant! Her expression captures a unique look of serenity one would look for from the Goddess of Compassion. Her features are long and slender with a beautiful nose and lips adorned with a slight smile. Her eyes are piercing, deeply carved to appear black. The natural veins within the wood add add to Kwan Yin's stunning facial features. Her hair is put up in a bun on her head framed by a beautifully carved halo.
Another figure predominating the sculpture is a dragon. The dragon's body is on the base decorated with lilly pads with its snarling mouth directly at Kwan Yin's feet. It's long spiny tail slithers up and around the backside of Kwan Yin ending to the left of Kwan Yin's face in a flame design. Parts of the dragon's body and tail are lightly shaded which is the natural coloring of the wood. Kwan Yin's body seems to sway with the tail of the dragon. Her figure is tall and lean with gossamer robes that are fluttering in the wind. Her right hand is in the viatrak mudra while her left hand holds an overturned vase. The wood color of her body has a very deep, rich coloring which adds to the beauty of this masterpiece carving.
About Kwan Yin: Kwan Yin (also spelled Kuan Yin or Quan Yin), is known as the Goddess of Compassion, and she is one of the most popular deities in all of Asia. Her name in Chinese roughly translates to "The One who Hears the Cries of the World". Many believe that she is the female representation of Avalokitesvara, who is the Tibetan and Nepalese God of Compassion. As a bodhisattva, she has chosen to put off her complete unexcelled, perfect enlightenment for the benefit of beings everywhere, and she will wait as long as there is one being who is not enlightened.
Dust the piece as needed. You can use a wood cleaner to really make it shine. Mainly for indoor use.
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