S: Ming yongle (1403-1424)
Specification: the Buddha overall 26.0 cm high 16.5 cm wide base base 11.0 cm thick shi Ming yongle years"
Sino-tibetan styles (Beijing palace), copper and gold
The goddess of mercy is compassion for ten of the ultimate vows to save degrees such as Buddha, is also one of the most extensive gods faith in mahayana Buddhism.Its worship originated in India, due to the spread of Buddhism into China mainland, and with the teachings of the western jin dynasty moon people monk dharmaraksha translation and other translations and rural part, after obtain further development, due to the pure land thought the prevalence of longevity.7 century spread to north Korea, Japan and other places.About in the same period, guanyin belief also introduced into Tibet, and particularly thriving in Tibetan Buddhism.Tibetan history Chronicles his MinYuan from god monkey "the incarnation of avalokitesvara bodhisattva and tara is the embodiment of the rock which is female" combination;More will sontzen gampo and successive dalai lama are regarded as the incarnation of avalokitesvara, the dalai lama in the palace to avalokitesvara should also change the dojo "potala" (Sanskrit potalaka) name.Avalokitesvara itself more regarded as divine blessing of snow area plateau and be pious respect and pray for.
Avalokitesvara statues for the popularity of faith, and in the sino-tibetan very longsheng, its image is numerous phase for its should turn bad shape, with the so-called lotus flower hand guanyin, animal roars at fellow players guanyin, four arm guanyin, horse, and ten thousand-arm guanyin guanyin, and even the "six guanyin", "seven guanyin", "33 guanyin", etc., in established romy teach the emergence of more of its image in this to one side is the goddess of mercy for the shape of the arm.
This bronze and gold avalokitesvara side two arm, as is the goddess of mercy.Honour as broad forehead, pick on the corner of his mouth, threading breakdown, kindly silence.Head Dai Bao crown, Zeng beam, double hanging ear Fu, yan Buddha.Under the flat body, silk, with the skirt type, wreaths all around baldric, bracelets, arm, anklet, etc, and side Finn tuo solemn around the flowers.Left hand touch on vertical three finger, thumb flexor name refers to twist the scriptures, Rachel did on the right hand by hand hold a lotus.