Bodhisattva

Bodhisattvas are enlightened beings who have put off attaining nirvana to help others reach enlightenment. Renouncing their own salvation, they devote their power and energy to saving suffering beings in this world to help them find their personal enlightenment. They reside in a “celestial” realm which is a blessed spiritual field brought into being by their own virtue and into which they are believed to be able to bring others by their own spiritual power. The five Great Mahayana Bodhisattvas are Guanyin (Compassion), Majusri (Wisdom), Kṣitigarbha (savior of Beings in Hell), Samantabhadra (Buddhist Practice) and Mahasthamaprapta (Power of Wisdom). Guanyin’s commitment to saving all living beings means that she devoted herself to being the last person in the universe to attain Buddhahood.

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    Antique Guanyin with Crown in Meditation, China (16467PRK) $495 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $495.00.Current price is: $425.00.
    Ht: 10.5”  W: 5.5”  D: 4” | FREE SHIPPING in continental u.s.!

    Guanyin is portrayed in this gilt and lacquer carving seated on a lotus with her hands in the lap in meditation mudra  atop a decorative footed stand in elegantly draped robes. In this regal form, she wears a 5-lobe crown with a cross hatch design in the center while her hair rests atop her head in a bun encircled within the crown.

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    Antique Silver Toned Guanyin in Meditation, China (16082XSKE) $3375

    Original price was: $3,375.00.Current price is: $2,985.00.
    H: 17.5″  W: 10.25″   D: 8.75″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This exquisite 18th-century statue is a Bodhisattva, probably Guanyin  seated in meditation hands gently resting in her lap and feet in padmasana.  She is a beautiful young woman, unpretentious yet elegant  with smooth, gentle flowing lines that creates an air of peaceful spirituality. Every strand of her hair and bun is carved with definition, and in perfect order. The original polychrome and lacquer finish has transformed into a glowing silver hue with a soft patina.

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    Antique Small Guanyin on a Radiating Lotus, China (16534MSK) $595 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $595.00.Current price is: $495.00.
    H: 8.675″  Dia: 4.5″ | Free SHIPPING!

    This delicate small carving of seated White Robed Guanyin in meditation is carved in the round with fine details on all sides. Seated on a two-tiered radiating lotus throne this small, important and beautiful image was placed on a home altar with other Buddhist statues and house gods. It is mounted on a frosted acrylic base.

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    Rare Antique Carving of Guanyin on a Deified Ox, China (16287LMK) $885 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $885.00.Current price is: $795.00.
    H: 10.25″  W: 7.5″  D: 3.75 ”  |   free shipping in continental u.s.!

    This extraordinary rare and delicately rendered rural carving is a female bodhisattva possibly Guanyin seated on a lotus throne atop an ox.  Beautifully highlighted in vibrant gold and adorned with intricate designs on the lotus petals and ox’s saddle coverings, this statue shows how the concept of a bodhisattva was adapted to the deification of  “draft animals” (beasts of burden) who were integral to rural daily and agricultural activities in Chinese Popular Religion, Buddhism and Taoism beliefs.

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    Rare Antique Three-Faced Tantric Bodhisattva, China (16200LBEM) $5100 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $5,100.00.Current price is: $4,240.00.
    H: 29.5″  W:14″  D: 6.5″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This rare Chinese carving is probably Chun-ti P’u-sa, a tantric female deity called the Bodhisattva of Light, worshipped by Chinese Chan (Zen) Buddhists as a merciful Bodhisattva. In tantric style she has three faces, multiple arms and six hands, and an elegant lobed crown centered by Amitabha, as does Guanyin.  This is an extremely rare and important piece and is as lovely as it is spiritual.

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