Inscription: On paper, removed from hollow back of figure: "Lived by the city wall of Peking, now removed to Jianfu, Lingxian city. The [Buddhist] believer, pure yellow banner Manzhu, wife of Gongxishan [formerly Miss Chan], dedicated from the heart caused to have carved a golden body Guanyin in hope we may live together to ripe old age and have a fine son; also may extend our lives and high position; with good health and peace from human beings [to horses?] [in the household]. May all shine by your light and receive blessings quietly. Kangxi 17th year 10th moon 1st day [1678/69] (Dec. 14, 1678)"; freely translated by Fong Chow.