Chinese Bronze Of Goddess Guanyin Seated On Lotus & Mythical Lion Guan Yin

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Chinese Bronze Of Goddess Guanyin Seated On Lotus & Mythical Lion Guan Yin

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A very good looking and rare find that has been lightly restored to include a little clean wax and polish, we have been careful to not remove the original patina, the only point to note around condition is the feet don't sit perfectly even, one is slightly off, possible bent due to being dropped but I can't see any damage

Guanyin or Guan Yin is an East Asian bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. She is commonly known as the "Goddess of Mercy" in English. The Chinese name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, meaning "[The One Who] Perceives the Sounds of the World".[1]

Some Buddhists believe that when one of their adherents departs from this world, they are placed by Guanyin in the heart of a lotus, and then sent to the western Pure Land of Sukhāvatī.[2] Guanyin is often referred to as the "most widely beloved Buddhist Divinity"[3]with miraculous powers to assist all those who pray to her, as is said in the Lotus Sutra and Karandavyuha Sutra.

Several large temples in East Asia are dedicated to Guanyin including Shitennoji, Sensoji, Kiyomizu-dera and Sanjusangendo as well as Shaolin. Guanyin is beloved by all Buddhist traditions in a non-denominational way and can be found in most Tibetan temples under the name Chenrezig. Furthermore, Guanyin can also be found in some influential Theravada temples such as Gangaramaya and Kelaniya of Sri Lanka. Statues can also be found in the Asian art sections of most museums in the world as a widely depicted subject of Asian art and sculpture.

It is generally accepted among East Asian adherents that Guanyin originated as the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara. Commonly known in English as the Mercy Goddess or Goddess of Mercy but often depicted as both male and female to show this figure's limitless transcendence beyond gender[4] Guanyin is also revered by Taoists as an immortal. In Chinese folk religion, there are mythical accounts about Guanyin's origins that are not associated with the Avalokiteśvara described in Buddhist sutras.

Dimensions

Height:- 39cm

Width:- 23cm

Depth:- 12cm

Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point

Width: 23.0 cm
Height: 39.0 cm
Depth: 12.0 cm

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Condition: Used

Date of Manufacture: 1800-1849

Place of Origin: China

Material: Bronze

Period: 19th Century

Style: Antique

Listed by: James_132a

SKU: 74611827