Inscribed at the back with an inventory number '135'.
Kannon Bosatsu is the Goddess of Mercy and one of the most popularly worshipped deities in the Buddhist world.
Originally she was a male patron saint in Tibetan Buddhism (Avalokitesvara), but was portrayed with soft, almost feminin features in Indian and Tibetan Art. When she was adopted by the Buddhist world in China (Guanyin) and Japan, she received the appearance of a woman although her chest always remained flat. In the case of this statue, her finely incised, almost invisible moustache and goatee remind us too of her male origins.