statue figures kwan-yin crossing sea on a lotus flower. Coiling hair he
wears a piece of cloth on head long to shoulder. He has chubby check of
ellipse, a cunning nose and a cherry mouth with eyes slightly closed.
Wearing a long dress with bag-sleeves he arches both arms inside the
sleeves. Round shoulders and slim figure under the dress we can tell the
elasticity of his skin from the plump shape of the left part of the
dress. The lap of his dress is turnup aweather. One foot shows up under
the long dress as he stands on the floating lotus flower with a surge of
wave surround it.
the development of sculpture accomplishment there appeared some skillful
craftsman in Dehua. Chaozong He is a crackajack representation on Buddha
figures making in Dehua. These are some works of him.
are a variety of styles in Kwan-yin statues like ¡®Sallow Kwan-yin¡¯
with a bottle containing a piece of sallow in hand, ¡®Reading Kwan-yin¡¯
sitting on a rock reading sutra, ¡®Playing Kwan-yin¡¯ rambling on
five-colored cloud, ¡®Floating Kwan-yin¡¯ seated on a lotus floating,
¡®Weide Kwan-yin¡¯ contemplating with a lotus in hand, ¡®Longevity
Kwan-yin¡¯ wearing a coronet, ¡®Mother Kwan-yin¡¯ with a baby in
arms, ¡®Pilgrimaging Kwan-yin¡¯ putting palms together, ¡®Zhongbao
Kwan-yin¡¯ with left hand on bending knee and right hand towards
ground, three-eye and eighteen-hand ¡®Zhunti Kwan-yin¡¯ with some
Buddhism implements in hand and etc.. Kwan-yin is a Bodhisattva of
Buddhism introduced in China from India in ¡®sixteen countries¡¯
period in Dong Jin Dynasty. His former gender was male then turned into
female after Song Dynasty. Kwan-yin was apotheosized as the spirit full
of grace, salvation and vouchsafing babies to couples who went deep into
the people¡¯s hearts in Ming Dynasty. This kwan-yin statue of Mr He was
visualized in middle age and figured as elegant and kind. Without any
strong color or decoration it shows an aesthetic temperament of
elevation and amiability thus it was regarded as a treasure.