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Ceramic figure of Kwannon. Figure is feminine representation, standing on blue lotus, holding a red lotus flower in both hands, the flower is resting on one shoulder. She is wearing a white robe and head cover with blue edges and red trim at front, with gold necklace, bracelet, hair ornament, and spot on forehead. White ceramic with transparent and coloured glazes and white enamel dots and ornamentation on robe.

History Of Use

Probably used as an object of worship in a home or temple. Kwannon is a Bodhisatva, a deity of mercy. This deity may take a male or female form. This is a female representation.

Iconographic Meaning

The lotus is an important Buddhist symbol, representing the essence of enlightenment inherent in everyone's soul.

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