The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara art work is located in Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The entire piece is made of wood and dates back to 1100 – 1200. It is also called as Guanyin (Gyatso). The picture shows a serenity in the entire environment and deep meditational pose of this Buddhist who is middle aged and royal by nature. It is also to be noted that this sculpture has traces of willow pigments in it and multiple woodblocks are flocked together to give this a fine outlook at the end. In a seating position, the sculpture has the right hand rested over a bent knee and left hand in the form of granting gifts. With the appearance of Buddhist, the jewels and garments are found to be following the tradition of India. Typically, an Indian prince wears jewels in crisscrossed on the chest and this covers the top portion of the body and the bottom portion with a rich looking dress (Gyatso).
In this case, the dress that the sculpture wears appears to be free flowing. On the top, a crown can be seen and this is the only form of Avalokiteshvara that doesn’t adopt Buddhist representations in its crown. In close eyed seated structure, Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara supports peace and the outlook shows simplicity no matter what a person does. The meditation position of a royal prince is well represented through this sculpture. The way the right hand is rested can also seen as a pose of blessing and the right hand is slightly turned to let the peace and happiness flow from it. The jewel made here is extremely intricate and there appears to be a sacred thread on the chest of the figure. According to Buddhism, depiction of divinity is denoted as Water Moon manifestation. This sculpture can indeed be termed as the water moon manifestation where the person attains personal paradise.