Kwan Yin - also Quan Yin, Guan Yin or Guanyin - is the Bodhisattva of compassion, one who hears the cries of all beings. She is the goddess of compassion, the embodiment of loving kindness. Above is the Kwan Yin statue at Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Mo. She is the Kwan Yin of water and the moon.
Spent much time viewing this growing up. It is large & impressive, in a beautiful, quiet exhibit room, like entering a temple. Surprised I didn't become a Buddhist as a result, it is so moving. Guanyin of the Southern Sea, Liao (907-1125) or Jin Dynasty (1115-1234) Chinese IMG_0956