I have seen many beautiful images of the Goddess Kwan-Yin but none quite like this…
That fact that Kwan_yin was a pre-Buddhist Shamanic Moon goddess of the sea has almost been forgotten. Yet here she sits serenely pouring the elixir of healing into the reflection of the moon in the waters beneath her.
It echoes the healing we have all felt gazing into the reflection of the moon on the surface of the waters as we meditate on out pain and release it.
She is one of the San Ta Shih, or the Three Great Beings, renowned for their power over the animal kingdom or the forces of nature. The Maternal Goddess, the Protectress of Children, the Observer of All Sounds, Quan Yin is a favorite figure in domestic shrines. Quan Yin is a shortened form of a name that means One Who Sees and Hears the Cry from the Human World. Her Chinese title signifies, “She who always observes or pays attention to sounds,” i.e., she who hears prayers. Sometimes possessing eleven heads, she is surnamed Sung-Tzu-Niang-Niang, “lady who brings children.” She is goddess of fecundity as well as of mercy. Worshipped especially by women, this goddess comforts the troubled, the sick, the lost, the senile and the unfortunate. Her popularity has grown such through the centuries that she is now also regarded as the protector of seafarers, farmers and travelers. She cares for souls in the underworld, and is invoked during post-burial rituals to free the soul of the deceased from the torments of purgatory.
Time period: 1910-1930s
Original: One Off
Originating Region: China
Material: Copper bronze
Size: Height 14 inch Length 8 inch . Breadth 6 inch
Condition: Very Good
OUR PRICE only $115
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The 1000 helping hands of Kwan Yin