Old hand carved and hand painted Guan Yin holding a child statue. Used to worshiped in the temple.You can still see the face darken by the incense smoke. Her robe was gilded with gold color, gold line lotus on her robe. There are a few crackes at the base area. But doesn’t effect the stability or look.
Guan Yin is the equivalent term for Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. She is also the Buddhist bodhisattva associated with compassion in the East Asian world.
The most precious treasure in old China, was to have a son to carry on the family legacy. Reflecting this fervently held wish, a new form of Guan Yin emerged that presented the bodhisattva as a bestower of sons. This intimate sculpture, in which Guanyin cradles the hoped-for baby boy. The early ones would have been made for personal veneration by a wealthy devotee who wished to become a mother. Note that the precocious child holds a book—a sign that he will become a great scholar and thereby advance the family’s standing.
One piece only.
Dimensions: 4.75″ x 5.25″ x 9.5″
Old piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.