in serene meditation deep within the stainless center of a lotus bud encircled
by flames is Quan Yin, Goddess of Mercy and Compassion. With her left hand in
blessing mudra, her right holds a vase of the water of life, which she dispenses
to ease the sufferings of sentient beings. The flames encircling her rise to the
top of the lotus to flare up to the clouds supporting a figure of Amitabha, the
Buddha of Infinite Light whose limitless compassion manifests a paradise for all
living beings who have faith in him. Amitabha sits in supreme bliss, a wisdom
gem in his hands, representing the True Mind, the self nature common to the Buddhas
and to sentient beings – infinitely bright and everlasting. Beneath the figures
are floral and foliate forms above waves undulating in an ocean of compassion.
In rich fruitwood; excellent condition with a satin finish..