Chinese Rosewood Buddha
Origin: China. Circa: early 20th Century
19 in.(49cm), W 8 in.(20cm), D 6 in.(15cm)
small hairline cracks,
overall very good condition.
exquisitely carved large rosewood sculpture depicts QuanYin, the embodiment of
compassion, standing in tribhanger on a ferocious dragon frolicking in the whirlpool
of the South Sea. The Bodhisattva on dragon is the symbol of creative power, the
beneficent spirit of change, and of life force itself. She is dressed in undulated
full robes, with eyes downcast in serene expression, holding a lotus bud in her
left hand, a boon granting gesture in her right, sinuously standing above a water
dragon; the statue is a classic prototype established in Tang Dynasty (618-907
AD). Since then no other QuanYin image more loved by the Chinese and Japanese
pilgrims. Due to its age there
is a few shrinkage hair lines, and no breakage or opened crack found on this hand-carved
statue, which by itself weights over ten pounds.