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Object Name

Statuette of Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin

Description

Bronze statuette of the Chinese goddess Kuan Yin, which was originally covered in lacquered gold leaf. In Buddhist belief, most people are reincarnated after death. Devout Buddhists would be conducted to the Western Paradise by Kuan Yin, the universal saviour of all living beings, the Goddess of Mercy. Eighteenth century

Catalogue Number

BELUM.C5990

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