devoted to images of Buddhism... love the peace they evoke in me.
Kwan Yin, China, 19th century, in adorned clothing and headdress, left hand in the mudra of appeasement position, right hand holding a lotus blossom, a swirling dragon at feet, standing on a lotus base.
Guan Yin (Virginia Peck)
Kuan Yin: In Mahayana Buddhism, the goddess of compassion who hears the cries of the world.
Guanyin is the bodhisattva associated with compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means “Observing the Sounds (or Cries) of the World.”