• Statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, Gentle Protectoress, Bodhisattva of Compassion.
• This female deity holds many titles. Variously known in China as Kuan Yin (or Kwan Yin, Quan Yin, Guanyin or Koon Yum); in Japan as Kannon or Shokanzeon Bosatsu; and in Korea as Kwanseum Bosal or Kwan Um.
• It is said that as she was about to enter heaven, she paused at the threshold as the cries of the world reached her ears, and she returned to help all those who suffer.
• The pinnacle of mercy, compassion, kindness and love, she is regarded as being identical to the male Tibetan deity, Avalokiteshvara. (The word 'avalokita' means "seeing or gazing down".) Appropriately, this figure gazes downward.
• Over centuries, Kuan Yin's visual depictions have highlighted her lithe, flowing form, much like the willow tree itself, which has the ability to bend during the most ferocious winds and then spring back into shape again.
• She stands on a lotus blossom, a central symbol of Eastern iconography, its unfolding petals suggest the expansion of the soul. The growth of its pure beauty from the mud of its origin holds a benign spiritual promise.
• Cast cultured marble, finished with a hand-applied staining to simulate a weathered antique appearance.
• 14 inches high; 4½ inches at the base. Base is felt covered
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