Probably the most beloved “deity” in China, she has her roots in an ancient mother goddess, but also corresponds to the most popular Buddhist bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. Here she is portrayed as the “child bringing” Guanyin in a somewhat unusual manner and holds a boy in her arms. The boy was separately cast and can be removed. Her hand was also separately cast and is only inserted, so that it is somewhat movable. Guanyin has her hair tied up and has a mark on her forehead. Introverted, wise facial features, the garment’s hems finely patterned.
From an old German collection