Greystones Fine Interiors
Greystones Fine Interiors is located in Peterborough, United Kingdom
Magnificent Quan Am 'Guanyin' - Antique Carving
This is a truly amazing, captivating and intricate gilded wooden statue of Quan Âm Nghìn M?t Nghìn Tay (Quan Am with 1000 eyes and 1000 hands). This work has incredible energetic and compassionate presence and would have been an object of faith and prayer. It is love personified. It was fashioned around 1900 in northern Vietnam. One Buddhist legend from the Complete Tale of Guanyin and the Southern Seas (Chinese; pinyin: Nánhai Guanyin Quánzhuàn) presents Guanyin as vowing to never rest until she had freed all sentient beings from sasara or cycle of rebirth. Despite strenuous effort, she realised that there were still many unhappy beings yet to be saved. After struggling to comprehend the needs of so many, her head split into eleven pieces. The buddha Amitabha, upon seeing her plight, gave her eleven heads to help her hear the cries of those who are suffering. Upon hearing these cries and comprehending them, Avalokitesvara attempted to reach out to all those who needed aid but found that her two arms shattered into pieces. Once more, Amitabha came to her aid and appointed her a thousand arms to let her reach out to those in need. Dimensions: Height 127 cm by Width 70 cm by Depth 60 cm.. Good condition. Natural stone (Pocahontas) plinth not included but available through separate negotiation.
Greystones Fine Interiors has clarified that the Magnificent Quan Am 'Guanyin' - Antique Carving (LA334214) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1920
This item can be shipped within the UK, Europe and to the Rest of the World. Crating and insured transport costs will be charged strictly at cost and quoted before a purchase is completed.
This Magnificent Quan Am 'Guanyin' - Antique Carving is located in Peterborough, United Kingdom