Subject:Re: Chinese mother and child figure
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Mar 26, 2019
This is an image of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy to Chinese and a manifestation of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. A figure with child, such as this one, might have been used during earlier times in China as a devotional object by women hoping to bear children or be cured of an affliction preventing conception.
The mark is a bit unclear for me to read. The image possibly is of the late Qing or Republic period (circa 1900-1949).