AGE: – Unknown not new
CONSTRUCTION: – wood, lacquerd & gilded
DESCRIPTION: – Chinese Standing Statue Kuan Yin Goddess Mercy
HEIGHT: – 68cm
WIDTH: – 27cm
DEPTH: – 18cm
WEIGHT: – 6 kg.
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Chinese Standing Statue Kuan Yin Goddess Mercy seen here standing in a lily pond surrounded by lotus flowers. The Kuan yin Bodhisattva is revered by Mahayana Buddhists. She is also referred to as “Guan Shih Yin” or “Guan Yin”, a name translated from its original Indian Sanskrit term – Kuan, meaning deep and empathizing thoughts, Shih, meaning this world of unfulfilled wants and unending sadness in which we live, Yin meaning all human voices especially our outcries of grievances.
It is believed among some Buddhists that when a soul departs from the earthly the Guan Yin will place them in the heart of the lotus after which they are then sent to the western Pure Land, a realm of of Sukhavati where the celestial beings reside.
Buddhist scriptures state that Guan Shi Yin has thirty three different incarnations. However, her most familiar physical appearance as the female goddess of Mercy who is revered by followers, had it’s roots in 3rd century B.C., at the end of the Zhou Dynasty during the Xing-Lin Kingdom, as it’s King Miao-Zhuang’s third princess Miao-Shan.