Gwaneum Bosal (known as Avalokitesvara in Sanskrit; Guanyin in Chinese; and Kannon in Japanese) represents the most merciful of the attendants to Amita, the Buddha of the Western Paradise. The Buddha can be seen in Gwaneum Bosal's headdress.
Images of this deity in Korean painting are scarce. The religious text is a sutra in handscroll format, here extolling Gwaneum Bosal's virtues. In this rare example, a section of the sutra has been mounted together with the pictorial image.