A CHINESE CREAMY GOLDEN-BEIGE SOAPSTONE CARVED FIGURE OF AOYU GUANYIN : finely carved with a head-dress, shown standing on a celestial animal, draped in a long flowing robes, her robes with finely incised scrolling clouds and hemmed with foliate borders. She is holding a lowered willow branch on her hands, her head is bent slightly forward as if looking and listening for any cry for help. The antique opaque baifurong soapstone of a golden beige tone. Presented on a later custom Huanghuali wood stand.
While some early forms of Songzi Guanyin appear to have originated with a white-robed female sitting on an island and surrounded by water, the form known as Aoyu (Big fish) Guanyin, depicts Guanyin standing or riding on a large fish and is generally considered to have become popular between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries with the association of Putuo Island as the island home of Guanyin. Paintings of Nanhai Guanyin frequently depict her as a 'Goddess of the Southern Sea', riding on waves or on a fish. This form is believed to bring protection to anyone who travels on the South China Sea. In this manifestation she holds a willow branch to sprinkle the divine nectar of life upon the devotees as to bless them with physical and spiritual peace. Willow Branch Guan Yin is the first physical manifestation of the Guan Yin’s thirty-three manifestation body. The willow branch is also a symbol of being able to bend (or adapt) but not break. Note on condition: A later 20th century restoration of the carved figure on the neck, the base with a small damage at the back. signs of age related wear and use. Height: 12 3/4 in. with base.Provenance: Acquired by the previous owner in the London art market in the 1970's. Early 19th Century or Qianlong Period (1736-1795).
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