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Guanyin Seated in Royal Ease with Small Attendant late Ming dynasty (1368–1644)–early Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Date: 17th–18th century Culture: China


Mural adorning the walls of an outdoor temple in the heart of Chinatown, Bangkok. Guanyin has a willow branch in one hand displaying her gentle nature and a vase pouring healing nectar in the other hand. She rides the back of a dragon on ocean waves with confidence and command. She is known as the one who hears the cries of the world.


Guanyin Artist: Deng Xiangying Date: 2005 Size: 77 x 28 in. with mounting Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, mounted on satin This painting portrays Bodhisattva Guanyin as a beautiful goddess of blessing. She is seated by a river under a huge rock, holding a willow branch in her right hand. Next to her is a vase, a regular attribute of Guanyin. The devotees of Water-Moon Guanyin believe that she is always ready to respond to any sentient being who calls for help.


Kuan Yin, goddess of compassion. Kuan means Earth and Yin is the female life force. She is a completely enlightened Buddha who made a promise in the distant past that after reaching complete enlightenment she would always appear in female form for the benefit of all beings. By iconographic category and hierarchy she is a meditational deity and her appearance is that of a peaceful deity. Kuan Yin has strength that is embraced by softness.