Large Antique Chinese Late 19th C. Hard-Wood Carving Of HAPPY BUDHA OR BUDAI.
We are proud to offer this unique Chinese hardwood carved figurine of Happy Buddha or Budai. The pot bellied figure is seated in rajalalilasana and holding the edge of the robe; holding prayer bead with silver inlay wire medallions, a middle Shou character on his belly and decoration. Very good condition with minute silver wire missing and some wear consistent with age.No cracks or losses or restorations. Approx; 18cm x 20cm x 15cm. Laughing Buddha is the ultimate symbol of happiness, taking away any problem, symbolizing good fortune, wealth in private and career, life fulfillment. Budai is regarded to be an incarnation of the Bodhisattva Maitreya. The popular figure of Budai, also known as the Laughing Buddha, is often mistaken for the historical Gautama Buddha. However, Budai was in fact a Chinese monk named Qieci who is said to have lived around the 10th century. He is typically depicted as an overweight, bald man with a protruding pot belly.
We take pride in sourcing the best quality and most extra-ordinary items for the serious collector. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Woodenware". The seller is "georgbonha-0" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.