Bodhisattva Guanyin


Overall: 43.8 cm (17 1/4 in.); Diameter of base: 14.6 cm (5 3/4 in.)
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The Liao rulers were devout Buddhists who commissioned substantial religious projects.


In Buddhism, a bodhisattva is a being who, just before reaching enlightenment, turns back to assist others to reach enlightenment first. This bodhisattva holds his hand palm forward, in a gesture that tells followers not to fear. In his other hand he carries a bottle that holds the elixir of immortality.
Bodhisattva Guanyin

Bodhisattva Guanyin


China, Liao dynasty (916-1125)

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