Guanyin / Kwan yin / Quan yin statue resin 14cm
Guanyin is a bodhisattva associated with compassion and venerated by Mahayana Buddhists. She is commonly known as the “Goddess of Compassion” in English. The name Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, meaning “The One Who Perceives the Sounds of the World”.
Guanyin originated as the Bodhisattva Avalokite?vara. Commonly known in English as the Mercy Goddess or Goddess of Mercy but often depicted as both male and female to show this figure’s limitless transcendence beyond gender