Please help me identify this statue
March 29, 2018 6:13 PM   Subscribe

I ran across this pretty statue which I'd love to have for my garden. Unfortunately its owner doesn't know anything about it. I'm guessing it may be a Hindu deity but I could be completely wrong.

Does anyone know what it represents, or even which culture it is from? I'd love to know more about it.

I found pictures of the same or a very similar statues from Google but they didn't have any information about it.

posted by DrumsIntheDeep to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Kuan yin!
posted by jbenben at 6:25 PM on March 29, 2018 [4 favorites]

My guess is actually Buddhist, Chinese, a Bodhisattva. Probably Guanyin because it's kind of always Guanyin.
posted by soren_lorensen at 6:26 PM on March 29, 2018 [5 favorites]

This site uses a photo of Kuan Yin that looks very much like your photo.
posted by MonkeyToes at 6:59 PM on March 29, 2018

Here she is in, apparently, Seattle.
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:39 PM on March 29, 2018

Here she is in a catalog. Look at the fourth page at the top.
posted by agatha_magatha at 8:40 AM on March 30, 2018 [1 favorite]

I didn't see you are in Santa Cruz! You can find her at the Pot Stop along Hwy 1 near Moss Landing.
posted by agatha_magatha at 8:43 AM on March 30, 2018 [2 favorites]

Thank you all! You're all amazing.

It's great learning about Guanyin and now that I know what it represents I like the statue even more.

Also, thanks for the tip agatha_magatha, I'll definitely go by the Pot Stop when I get a chance.
posted by DrumsIntheDeep at 10:53 PM on March 30, 2018 [3 favorites]

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