Vintage Pair of Guanyin Ceramic Figures
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Guanyin, or Kwan Yin, is the name of the Buddhist Bohisattva known as Avalokiteshvara. The form was originally male, and the female form began in the 12th century. She is known as the Bodhisattva of Compassion and Mercy, patroness of seamen and mothers, and by some as the Creator God of the World. She is the most beloved Buddhist Divinity with miraculous powers to help those who pray to her. She is seen in many forms, including the ones portrayed here, with the female form riding a dragon- a nod to her role as patroness to seamen. This Deity goes by many other names in countries such as Japan, Korea, Tibet, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, and others.
This pair of figures is formed from glazed ceramic. They are believed to have been made in the mid 20th century. They have crazing, wear, and base chips commensurate with age, but no real or significant damage. They came from a lakefront estate in Cleveland, where they flanked the fireplace. Many believe they should face the front door.
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Natural wear consistent with age.
28"W x 13"D x 36.5"H