Global Art & Artifacts


Dehua White Porcelain Kwan-yin Statue.  Buddha.  Guanyin.  Lotus blossom.  China.

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    Guanyin . . .  the Bodhisattva known as Avalokitesvara… the Buddhist icon associated with compassion.   A stunning statue from the world famous Dehua kilns, located in the vicinity of the town of Dehua Xian, Fujian Province.  Most of my Dehua porcelain comes from a specific… Continue reading

Large Desktop Prayer Wheel.  Handmade and Hand Crafted. Buddhist.  Paper Scroll.  Nepal

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Prayer wheels are Tibetan Buddhist praying instruments, with the mantra engraved:  Om Mani Padme Hum, Avalokitesvara’s mantra.  Prayers are also printed on a paper scroll rolled inside the metal cylinder.  Very powerful.   Prayer wheels are fixed to the walls of monasteries, grouped around stupas, found in… Continue reading

Bronze Avalokitesvara Consecrated Temple Buddha, China

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Detail:  This is one of my favorite temple bronze statues.  Not quite the 1000 arms  (although there are many hundreds cast in the background) but this Buddha does have the 7 heads.  The double Dorje or Wisha Vajra is stamped on its metal base and represents… Continue reading

Standing Silver / Nickel Avalokitesvara / Kannon Buddha Statue with Namaskar Mudra Gesture, Tibet

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Very detailed statue of the Bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas.  18 Arms and a head dress with 6 faces.  One arm holds a trident and the other could be a Tri Ratna.  Composition is silver & nickel.  The Buddha stands on an octagonal… Continue reading

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