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 shipping. The shipping charge is automatically calculated by UPS for shipping within the United States. Each sculpture is usually shipped within 24 hours of the order with the exception of the weekend. To obtain a shipping quote simply add the statue you are interested in to your shopping cart and then select click on the "Calculate Domestic Shipping" button. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.International Shipping
This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. If you are in Canada please select "UPS Standard to Canada" for the shipping option. If you are an international customer please select "International Shipping" during checkout. The shipping charge will be calculated as $0. Lotus Sculpture will email you the correct shipping cost subject to your approval or you may call us at 760-994-4455 or email us at [email protected] for a shipping quote. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.