SOLD Wooden Kwan Yin Dragon Statue 54"
Item #: 77w1
Total Height Including Base: 54 inches or 4 feet 6 inches tall
Base Width & Depth: 28 x 16 inches
Weight: 49 pounds
- Kwan Yin is hand carved from the natural, gnarled root of a Suar wood tree
- The natural texture of wood has an energy that it imparts to the sculpture
- Kwan Yin has a serenity to him that is unmistakeable. He is afterall, the Bodhisattva of compassion
- There is only one Kwan Yin like this made! This is the last one available
- Kwan Yin ships directly to you from our California gallery
Kwan Yin wears a long flowing robe while standing on a lotus base with 4 tiers of blooming pedals. In his hands he holds a vase containing pure water representing the divine nectar of life, compassion and wisdom. His crown has the likeness of Amitabha Buddha carved into it. There is a dragon carved into the base of the statue. Kwan Yin is often associated with dragons as told in a story of how he saved one of the dragon kings lives. The amazing carving of the dragon looks to be tearing itself out of the wood in the base with his long tail exposed on the backside of the sculpture.
One can plainly see the color differences in the layers of the wood from the tan outside layer to the outer white wood and the inner darker brown veins. The physical wood used for this sculpture tells its own tale.
This piece is entirely one of a kind. There is only one of this sculpture available and only will be one statue just like this! An amazing statue of Kwan Yin, the Bodhisttva of compassion!
Kwan Yin (also spelled Kuan Yin, Quan Yin or Guan 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 Avalokiteshvara, 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 will wait as long as there is one being who is not enlightened.
Wood statues are easy to take care of as they just need some annual upkeep to keep them looking as they did when they were first carved. All the wood used by Lotus Sculpure's artists is dried out for months. Moisture causes cracks in the sculpture as the wood contracts and expands in different temperatures. Our wood has little to no moisture in it assuring that the sculpture is not going to crack in its journey into different climates. Here are some simple tips to keep your statue in good condition:
- Dust the statue as needed to prevent dirt build up
- To make the statue shine use a natural wood cleaner and a cotton cloth to buff the sculpture
We recommend keeping wooden statues in an indoor environment. Wood statues can go outside however, they will wear more quickly and develop an antique appearance. If you would like to put a wood statue from Lotus Sculpture outside and keep the same appearance of the sculpture we would recommend first coating the statue with a couple of layers of sealant or polyurethane. We would then recommend placing the statue in a partially covered area. The more exposure to the elements the more the statue will wear over time. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding your wooden statue from Lotus Sculpture, (760) 994-4455 or [email protected]
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using R&L Freight Carriers. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us [email protected] for a shipping quote.International Shipping
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate packing. Shipping is calculated from Oceanside, California after the purchase. This piece is too heavy to ship via UPS ground and will be shipped using an international freight service. Typically we use TNT Special Services as they give the most competitive rates. Approximately 3 working days are needed to pack the sculpture in its own custom wood crate. If you place your order online shipping will show in the order as $0. Shipping will be calculated based on the weight of the sculpture and the distance from Oceanside, CA to determine the shipping price. The shipping quote will be emailed to you and no charge will be made without your approval. Shipping will then be added to the total after the order is placed. Please call 760-994-4455 or email us [email protected] for a shipping quote.