A Chinese Bodhisattva of Compassion, Guan Yin, with eyes down cast in meditation, hands locked in anjali mudra, concealed inside long sleeves with a gesture of offering and salutation for all sentient beings. As a symbol of purity rose from mire, she stands above a large aqueous lotus leaf, wearing an elongated voluminous robe delineated with long drawn folded pleats, which falls and flows like silk cloth upon the lotus flower pedestal, encompassed the figure in a graceful contour with perfect harmony. Cast with exceptional skill in heavy bronze, the statue has been polished to a silken surface and mellowed to an aged dark patina. It is noteworthy that the viswa-vajra seal on the copper base plate indicated the Tibetan influence that penetrated China during the Qing period. To better apprehend its unique beauty, the conception and symmetry of this bronze Guan Yin is thoroughly Chinese in origin.
May the light of Vajrasattva Bodhisattva grants you a lucid mind and a virtuous heart!