The Dhyani Buddhas are part of the Mahayana Buddhist pantheon, used especially is Vajrayana Buddhism. This group of five “self-born” celestial buddhas – Amitabha, Vairochana, Akshobhva, Ratnasambhava, and Amoghasiddhi – have existed from the beginning of time. As a group they represent abstract aspects of Buddhahood and together the totality of enlightenment rather than the actual buddhas they are individually. Most other Buddhist deities are related to one of these five Buddhas. They are portrayed as five identical meditating Buddhas with folded legs, pendulous ear lobes, monastic robes, and similar hair dresses, and are identifiable only by their characteristic colors, symbols, mudras and directions they face. These images are sometimes portrayed in Guanyin’s crown symbolically or in figural form.

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    Antique Guanyin, Dhyani Buddhas in Crown, China (16123BLEM) $4350 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $4,350.00.Current price is: $3,950.00.
    H: 27.5″  W: 13.5″  D: 10.25″ | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This antique carving is a magnificent example of provincial Buddhist statues made by local artisans.This serene exquisitely carved Guanyin sits on a  detached pedestal base in meditation. Made to be seen in the round, she wears a traditional three part garment with delicate incised leaves and leaf motifs on the front, back, and sleeves.  The gentle, sweet face is soft and set in a peaceful and calming half smile. Her high pointed crown depicts the Five Tantric Dhyani Buddhas, which we have rarely seen in Guanyin provincial images. .

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    Rare Antique Guanyin with Crown with Five Dhyani Buddhas, China (16557BAK) $695 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $695.00.Current price is: $595.00.
    Ht: 9.5″  W: 4.5″  D: 3.75″ FREE SHIPPING!

    This delicately carved home altar Guanyin is gender neutral in meditation on a lotus throne.  Her humble demeanor, modest robes and absence of stylized decorative details exemplify the best of provincial Ming and Qing carvings. She is a tranquil figure with simple, soft, and beautifully rendered facial wearing a five-lobed crown symbolically representing the five Dyhani Buddhas and reflecting Vajrayana Tantric influence.

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