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Guanyin in Meditation
Item No. 16548

20th Century, Buddhist, China
Wood with Polychrome
34" x 15" x 12"
( 86.36 x 38.1 x 30.48 cm)
(H x W x D)

This highly colorful Guanyin sits in meditation (dhyanasana mudra) with her hands held in her lap and her feet in lotus position (padmasana), exposed soles facing upward. Her face, hands, and feet painted in stark white, are in sharp contrast to her vibrant robes and stand painted in hues of reds, greens, yellows and blues.

Her serene face is highlighted with arched eyebrows and almond shaped eyes with inset glass that gaze compassionately. Her robes extend high on her chest, with her undergarment elaborately fastened above her waist with a ribbon. Her hair is pulled in a chignon behind a scalloped diadem which is set off on the top and bottom with red border, inside which is a seated Buddha Amitabha. She sits on a high stepped lotus throne on which is placed an octagonal pedestal set in with rectangular panels of alternating red and green.

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