Kuan Yin on Dragon
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Kuan Yin on Dragon

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Kuan Yin, whose name roughly translates to 'she who hears the cries of the world', is the East Asian goddess of compassion and mercy. In Chinese Buddhism, Guan Yin is synonymous with the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, the pinnacle of mercy, compassion, kindness and love.
(Bodhisattva- being of bodhi or enlightenment, one who has earned to leave the world of suffering and is destined to become a Buddha, but has forgone the bliss of nirvana with a vow to save all children of god.
Avalojkitesvara (Sanskrit: अवलोकितेश्वर): The word ‘avalokita’ means "seeing or gazing down" and ‘Êvara’ means "lord" in Sanskrit).

Among the Chinese, Avalokitesvara is almost exclusively called Guan Shi Yin Pu Sa. The Chinese translation of many Buddhist sutras has in fact replaced the Chinese transliteration of Avalokitesvara with Guan Shi Yin. Some Taoist scriptures give her the title of Guan Yin Da Shi, and sometimes informally as Guan Yin Fo Zu.

Guan Yin is also known as patron Bodhisattva of Putuo Shan (Mount Putuo), mistress of the Southern Sea and patroness of fishermen. As such she is shown crossing the sea seated or standing on a lotus or on the head of a dragon. 
The dragon being an ancient symbol for high spirituality, wisdom, strength, and divine powers of transformation.  http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/Chinese_Customs/Guan_Yin.htm

Beautifully recreated in a bronzed finish resin, L: 12" x W: 6.25" x H: 12.75".