OR2376 CHINESE CARVED STATUE, GUANYIN GODDESS OF MERCY, 19th CENTURY 11 1/2 INCHES
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Late 19th Century
Height 11 1/2 inches ( 29.3 cms )
Width 5 1/2 inches ( 14 cms )
Very Good, just a few small chips on the finish, see photos.
This is a lovely wooden, Chinese carving of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy. She is the Goddess associated with compassion and is said to hear the cries of the world, she is venerated by East Asian Buddhists. In Japan she is known by the name Kannon and many statues can be seen in the Buddhist temples here. Wonderful item!
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