Tibetan Fruit Wood Buddha Statue
Quanyin in Meditation Gesture
China. Circa: early 1900S'
H 9.5 in.(23cm), W 5.25 in.(13cm), D 4.5 in.(11.5cm)
Condition: very good!
the Buddha of compassion is central to practice throughout Tibet, China, Japan
and Korea. The essence of this deity is the vow to remain here until all beings
have obtained illumination and awakening. Lokiteshvara although often depicted
as male can take a female form as in the deity's emanation as Quan Yin.
beautiful hard wood statue evokes the deity's quintessence. Luscious lotuses wrap
around Lokiteshvara hands. The countenance reflects the peace and stillness from
which deep creation and evolution is born. Seated in a lotus asana, feet face
upward in full lotus meditation position. He sits upon a lotus pedestal with distinct
petals. Why not be reminded of that which we truly are when boddhicitta fully
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