ITEM 571

Chinese Boxwood figure
Guanyin (Avalokitesvara) sitting on a lotus leaf with left hand holding a rosary and a Buddhist sutra (Prajnaparamita Sutra) in her right hand. The Guanyin (Avalokitesvara) is one of the most popular deity in Chinese Mahayana Buddhism, who are believed to be able to saves the people from different peril. From the 10th century onwards, the image of Avalokitesvara began to showing more female feature, instead of a male in its original context.


  • H. 7.5cm x L. 4cm x W. 3.5cm
  • 18th Century