This statue is known as the Kuan Yin of the Rosary Statue, as the Goddess of Compassion is depicted holding a string of prayer beads in her hands. These statues are made of cold cast resin, which is then hand painted to add detail to the statues. This method mixes bronze powder with resin to make a figurine that is both durable and attractive. Kuan Yin is the female version of the Mahayana God Avalokiteshvara, who is venerated in the Tibetan schools of Buddhism. Kuan Yin is distinctly Chinese though, as she is venerated as the patron saint of sailors and barren women throughout China, and there are numerous legends about the history of her throughout China, each region having a story particular to that area.
In this particular figure of Kuan Yin she is depicted standing on a double lotus, the reason being that the lotus blossom is a symbol of purity in Buddhism and Hinduism. Many of the sacred symbols of Buddhism can be seen in her clothing and jewelry, such as the endless know, and more Lotus Blossoms.
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