Tea Stone Hand-Carved Guanyin Bodhisattva Amulet with 1000 heads and hands
This is another very rare Guanyin amulet from Sri Lanka that we were lucky to pick up at the same time as THIS ONE.
This is a tea-colored stone with the same design as our other stone Guanyin HERE.
We honestly don’t know what kind of stone this Guanyin is made from, but it seems like a pink jade. When held to the face, it is quite cool – just like jade would be. There are swirls of white in the pink, so we just aren’t sure. Marble maybe?
We almost missed this amulet as it was in the case behind some other things. When we purchased the other expensive Guanyin here, the seller asked if we liked this one! Of course we did! We didn’t think we’d be spending over $1,000 at his stall that day though. This one was also too good to pass up.
The color of this one is like a rose tea or pinkish color. Hard to reproduce in the photo. It’s quite unique, and as mentioned, this Guanyin has wisps of white cloud like running through it. Almost like marble, but the color of the white is very faint.
Guanyin is the GODDESS OF COMPASSION in Chinese Buddhism, and she is revered as a Bodhisattva – enlightened one. Guanyin is a VERY popular figure in Thai Buddhism, but also across China, Vietnam, Burma, India, and Sri Lanka.
This Guanyin also has high detail – and it’s quite easy to see what the figure is – Guanyin with many arms and heads facing the four directions of the earth – to show all knowledge – enlightened as a Bodhisattva.