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Handcrafted 1000 Arms Bodhisattva Guanyin Buddha Statue. Boxwood. China

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    Handcrafted by skilled and traditional artisans in a village (on the Bai River) outside Nanyang, southwestern Henan Sheng province.   Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin) Bodhisattva began His / Her Bodhisattva career by helping sentient beings (those ascribing to matter, sensation, perception, mental formations and consciousness) and vowing: “Should He ever… Continue reading

Miniature Manjushri Thangka. Scroll. Printed. Silk. China.

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    Manjushri (aka The Gentle Glory) is the oldest / most significant Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism and is the embodiment of transcendent wisdom.   His right hand holds a flaming sword, which represents the sharpness of prajna that can cut through the growth of suffering and the net of… Continue reading

Quality Manjushri Thangka. Thanka. Scroll. Printed. Silk. China.

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    Manjushri – the oldest and most significant Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism – is the embodiment of transcendent wisdom.   As a fully enlightened Bodhisattva, he is respected and worshipped as a “meditational” diety. For those who meditate on him, he instructs in the Dharma and stimulates them… 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

Stone Buddha Head / Statue / Sculpture, China

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Detail: Bodhisattva. Carved from solid stone in a village north of Beijing. It has been in one family for a couple of generations. Applied paint has faded but still evident. Could easily be mounted and displayed in a garden or in a special place… Continue reading

Older Dehua Porcelain Kwan-Yin Guanyin on Dragon, China

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Detail: Standing Kwan-yin – Bodhisattva of Compassion – on a dragon. This is a rare piece because of its complexity and elegance. Notice the detail on the head dress, hands and the dragon. Stunning. Circa early- to mid-1900’s. Very minor reconstruction on the halo. Signatures in porcelain stamped on back.… Continue reading

Sino – Tibetan Bodhisattva Buddha, Tibet

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Detail: Styling from the 15th and 16th Century with a Nepalese influence. Hand carved in camphor wood. Hand painted and seated on a lotus blossom. Deep rich colors. Age unknown. For the Serious Collector. Sorry, this item has been sold.
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