From 19th C Japan, serene tall bronze standing Kanon Maitreya Guan Yin with Lotus
Japan, an elegant and finely cast antique bronze standing Kanon Maitreya Guan Yin clutching a lotus branch- a sign of purity and right hand in compassionate mudra- superb work of art, 19th century. This example is the tallest version of this style bronze pensive pose Kannon we have seen, 51″h x 21″w. An ideal indoor or garden candidate. Provenance: Private East Coast collection.
Kanon bodhisattva who in the Buddhist tradition is to appear on Earth, teach sentient beings and achieve enlightenment. The lotus stem is a sign of purity. Kanon is a Japanese name for Guanyin, an East Asian bodhisattva and spiritual figure associated with mercy and compassion.