Meaning “royal ease” or the “royal position, lalitsana is a relaxed pose in Buddhist and Indian art used mainly for bodhisattvas, especially Guanyin. The figure is typically seated on a throne with the left leg tucked inwards and the right dangling so that it rests on the ground or on an object. It was one of the most depicted postures in the Tang dynasty but appears frequently in Ming and Qing images.

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  • Antique Guanyin in Royal Ease (Lalitsana), China, (16910BOE) $515

    Ht: 10.75″  W: 5.5″  D: 4.5″ | FREE SHIPPING in continental u.s.!

    This  lacquer woodcarving is a Guanyin manifestation called “white hooded,”  “white clad” or “white robed” Guanyin derived from the many paintings where she is clad in white. Although wood carvings usually portray her clothed in red, this finely carved version is covered in a lacquer coat that darkens naturally over time and darkens even more when honored on a home altar with daily prayers and offerings of smoky candles and burning incense.

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    Antique Songzi Guanyin, Bestower of Children, China (16311XOKE) $2650 SPECIAL PRICE

    Original price was: $2,650.00.Current price is: $2,150.00.
    H: 14.5”  W: 8.25”  D: 5” | FOR SHIPPING INFORMATION CONTACT US AT 213-568-3030

    This beautiful Guanyin is carved in the rural provincial tradition: a modest, compassionate and humble deity with a simple “crown” of lotus leaves holding and unadorned robe with flowing sleeves extended to her plain pedestal lined with simple leaves. Her face is extremely empathetic with a slight smile as she tenderly grasping her child who resembles the infant Buddha. Given its size and elegance it was probably on a home altar of a well to do couple desirous of having a (male) baby.


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