Posted 5 years ago
I found these bookend(?)s at an estate sale and am trying to figure out what they are. They are of a person(or god or goddess?), it looks like something Asian. The person has it's legs crosses with one leg up. One arm is on a box and the other is holding a scroll(something cylindrical).. It has a headdress of some sort and a long robe to its ankles and bare feet. It's face appears to be Asian and its earlobes seem to be elongated. The bases have a lotus flower(I think) etching on it with flower borders on each side. On the bottom of each are some sort of characters, different on each one(is it a stamp or a signature?), possibly Japanese, Chinese or Korean? The stone itself appears to be granite or something similar. I would love to find out what they are and what they represent. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. They are very beautiful pieces, I like to know as much about them as I can.
**They might be the Quan Yin goddess?