Bodhisattva Guanyin


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Bodhisattvas are usually adorned as royalty, with heavy jewelry, layered silk robes, and elaborate headdresses. At the center of Guanyin’s crown sits a cross-legged Buddha, the celestial Buddha Amitabha of the Western Paradise, from whose forehead Guanyin is said to have first emerged. The vase in Guanyin’s hands often appears in depictions of the bodhisattva in two special forms: White-Robed and Water-Moon Guanyin.

Bodhisattva Guanyin, Leaded brass, China

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