This statue was handmade in Nepal from Tibetan silver. Avalokiteshvara is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all the buddhas. A bodhisattva is a buddha who stays on earth to help followers. This Avalokiteshvara Buddha statue is 6 inches tall and 6 inches wide. Avalokiteshvara is called Guan Yin in Chinese, and is depicted in male or female form.