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Guanyin in Chinese white porcelain, China, Dehua,...

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Guanyin in Chinese white porcelain, China, Dehua, Kangxi period, 17th century The deity is depicted seated on the waves among lotus leaves, flowers and buds. Her face is serene, her eyes downcast and her hair gathered in a bun under a garment that falls in folds around her body and is open at the chest. She holds a lotus bud in her right hand. Height: 18 cm One hand missing. Restorations. ShanCai TongZi, 善財童子, "the child of wealth" and LongNü, 龍女, "the dragon's daughter", appear in Buddhist and Taoist folk tales as the servants of GuanYin, 觀音菩薩. Their depiction was probably influenced by that of the "Jade Lady", 玉女, and that of the "Golden Child", 金僮, both of which appear in the iconography of the "Jade Emperor", 玉皇大帝.