Quan Yin

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Quan Yin is the Chinese goddess of mercy. Her name roughly translates to "one who hears the crys of the world." She is thought to be a special protector of women and children, although throughout the centuries the powers ascribed to Quan Yin have widen to include many others including farmers, travelers, and sailors. She is worshipped by many in both Indian and eastern religions as the goddess of mercy.

This Quan Yin is known as One with a Thousand Arms. Legend says that after struggling to understand the needs of so many, her arms split into a thousand pieces — which, you guessed it, the Buddha turned into a thousand arms. Each of the hands of this statue holds a tiny symbolic object. She holds a coin, a flower, a ring, a vase, among others. Quan Yin sits atop a lotus flower. In Buddhism, the lotus represents purity of the body, speech, and mind. The lotus is a Buddhist symbol of good fortune.

I believe this Quan Yin to be of Chinese origin. She is fine porcelain and measures 8 1/2 inches high and 5 inches wide. There are no country of origin markings on the base of the statue, indicating a piece of some age. There are a few red squiggles on the bottom and the number 4/25 etched into the porcelain. Whatever her origin, this Quan Yin is an a fine and exceptional piece in perfect condition with no chips or marks and lovely soft colors.

Product CodeBC0016
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