One of the most sought after Kuan Yin figures is this Water and Moon Kuan Yin, which features an inscription of the Heart Sutra on the base of the statue. This is a unique statue as it shows the One Who Hears the Cries of the World (the male Avalokiteshvara in Tibetan Buddhism, the female Kuan Yin in Chinese Buddhism) sitting in a Regal Pose, but NOT resting upon a Lotus Blossom or throne. These statues stand 16 inches tall from the head down to the base, and they are made of bronze resin, where genuine bronze powder has been mixed in with resin to give the statue a metallic finish. The statue is then painted, so that Kuan Yin's clothing, jewelry and hair have very distinct detail.
The regal or royal pose is one of the most well known for Avalokiteshvara / Kuan Yin, and is quite unique since the Goddess of Compassion generally appears in sculptures either on a Lotus, or on a Dragon (or, occasionally on a sea turtle).
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