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NOAA Photo Library Image - mvey0540

One-thousand hand Guanyin Buddhist goddess. In India this was a male god but in migrating to Chinese Buddhism transformed to female. Lotus flower cushion used by Guanyin to sit on in the Southern Sea.

Image ID: mvey0540, NOAA's Small World Collection
Location: People's Republic of China
Photo Date: 1979 Fall
Photographer: George Saxton, NESDIS, NOAA

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