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1 OT - Chinese Goddess on Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:06 pm

Hi folks,

I wonder if anyone can help me several years ago whilst on vacation i Thailand I wend on a trip to visit a Chinese temple complex. I was amazed at this it had such an aura of serenity and peacefulness and it was so beautiful.

To cut a long story short I entered the temple and on the various floors there were statues of the Gods and Goddess's one in particular caught my eye and I've always wanted a statue of her and have never been able to find one but i'm hoping someone could tell me her name at least.


She is a 'white lady' and i remember her holding a lotus or standing on one can anyone help ?

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2 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:50 pm

Sounds like you were in a Thai temple, not a Chinese one. Your description doesn't narrow it down because most of the goddesses are white and flowers are offered as votives to all of them. Try doing a search for Buddhist Theravada goddesses.






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3 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:45 am

Thanks

the temple was 'billed' as a Chinese temple even though it was in Thailand as opposed to one of the Thai temples we visited. All I really remember is that the lady in question was a painted statue 8 to 10 feet high and was quite realistic she was portrayed dressed in a white flowing robe stepping from what looked like huge water Lilly 'lotus'? while it floated in a pool of water.



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4 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:59 am

Try searching for "Kuan Yin" maybe she is the one you are referring to.
I think there are some statues that look like what you're looking for


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5 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:42 am

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Might be helpful if you can identify the location of the temple you visited (unless in a large city with a ton of temples), which could narrow it down and possibly identify the goddess in question (especially if she were the focal deity of said temple).


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6 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:19 pm

yep, too many Goddesses or Buddhas to be sure.

And i guessed, the one that you asking for has to be specific? You like it afterall.

That brings out a thought...is there 1/6th Goddesses figures? Other than Journey to the West 4 figures, and the so called Goddesses with skimpy outfits...

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7 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:38 am

brassco wrote:That brings out a thought...is there 1/6th Goddesses figures? Other than Journey to the West 4 figures, and the so called Goddesses with skimpy outfits...
There are plenty on ebay. At 27 cm, this one is a little over lifelike size in 1:6 - the equivalent of a 7-8 foot figure (sitting down).
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Chinese-old-Dehua-White-Porcelain-Guan-Yin-Kwan-yin-Vase-Goddess-Statue-d01/163393336655


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8 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:55 pm

Delanie,

By your description, I suspect that it could possibly have been an effigy of Mother Tara (of Han origin).  

Beautiful depictions certainly abound...  


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9 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:11 am

ooh...! that's very beautiful! Does it make any sense to have Buddha/Goddess figure movable? Dressable???!!!

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10 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:23 am

Why not simply get a Phicen with a Chinese headsculpt and dress her in archaic Chinese aristocratic clothing?


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11 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:26 pm

How ironic it seems that she should seek outward for a goddess…


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12 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:58 pm

Lakshmi, she has a lotus flower. But I think it is a Hindu Goddess

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13 Re: OT - Chinese Goddess on Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:02 am

No doubt you have something truly amazing planned when you find the right statue. I anxiously await the photo story that will come from it.

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