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Beautiful Wood Buddha Sculpture
Located in Milan, Italy
A beautiful wood Buddha sculpture produced in China. Italian private collection. Weight 7.25.
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20th Century Chinese Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Beautiful Wood Buddha Sculpture
  • Beautiful Wood Buddha Sculpture
  • Beautiful Wood Buddha Sculpture
  • Beautiful Wood Buddha Sculpture
H 27.56 in. W 4.73 in. D 10.63 in.
Beautiful Wood Buddha Sculpture
Located in Milan, Italy
A beautiful wood Buddha sculpture produced in China. Italian private collection. Weight 8.5.
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20th Century Chinese Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Beautiful Wood Buddha Sculpture
  • Beautiful Wood Buddha Sculpture
  • Beautiful Wood Buddha Sculpture
  • Beautiful Wood Buddha Sculpture
H 24.02 in. W 5.12 in. D 11.82 in.
Asian Carved Wood Buddha Statue
Located in New York, NY
Asian carved wood Buddha sculpture.
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Antique Early 18th Century Asian Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Asian Carved Wood Buddha Statue
  • Asian Carved Wood Buddha Statue
  • Asian Carved Wood Buddha Statue
  • Asian Carved Wood Buddha Statue
H 10.5 in. W 6 in. D 4.25 in.
Antique Hand-Carved Wood Buddha Head
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Beautiful Buddha head made of hand carved wood looking forward gracefully meditating ,professionally mounted on a natural coral base. Decorative addition to any room.
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20th Century American Mounted Objects

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Coral

  • Antique Hand-Carved Wood Buddha Head
  • Antique Hand-Carved Wood Buddha Head
  • Antique Hand-Carved Wood Buddha Head
  • Antique Hand-Carved Wood Buddha Head
H 13 in. W 7 in. D 4.75 in.
Large Pair of Carved Wood Buddha Heads
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Large pair of carved wood Buddha heads. Great patina to wood and great off-white coloring. Very good condition.
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Vintage 1950s East Asian Religious Items

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Wood

Monumental Wood Buddha Head Statue from Thailand
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Monumental wood Buddha head statue from Thailand. Large bust of Buddha with some traces of original gold leaf. Authenticated provenance and year by a Los Angeles Asian art dealer. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Thai Moorish Sculptures and Carvings

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Gold Leaf

Buddha on Wood Base
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
8-137 detailed hollow plaster Buddha set on a detachable wood base painted in black lacquer Base size 18.5 x 11 x 4".
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Vintage 1960s Sculptures and Carvings

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Plaster, Hardwood

  • Buddha on Wood Base
  • Buddha on Wood Base
  • Buddha on Wood Base
  • Buddha on Wood Base
H 18 in. W 14 in. D 10 in.
Early 20th Century Pair of Carved Tamarind Wood Buddha Candleholders
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Early 20th century set of two hand carved tamarind wood laughing Buddha candleholders. Measures: Height 15" (38 cm).    
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Early 20th Century Chinese Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Early 20th Century Pair of Carved Tamarind Wood Buddha Candleholders
Located in Frankfurt am Main, DE
Early 20th century set of two hand-carved tamarind wood laughing Buddha candleholders. Measures: Height 15" (38 cm).  
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Early 20th Century Chinese Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Large Hand Carved Wood Vintage Buddha Statue
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Elegant Buddha statue made of hand carved wood, mounted on wood base, beautiful facial expiration, looking down in grace, make this beautiful statue a one of a kind object of art to ...
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Vintage 1920s Thai Mounted Objects

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Wood

  • Large Hand Carved Wood Vintage Buddha Statue
  • Large Hand Carved Wood Vintage Buddha Statue
  • Large Hand Carved Wood Vintage Buddha Statue
  • Large Hand Carved Wood Vintage Buddha Statue
H 40.5 in. W 10.25 in. D 5.75 in.
Shan Burmese Lacquered and Gilt Wood Buddha, Ava Period, 18th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A rare and exquisite 18th century Ava period Shan Burmese figure of the Buddha. Carved from a single block of wood, lacquered and gilt, the immensely serene figure is portrayed seat...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Burmese Sculptures and Carvings

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Teak

Chinese Carved Wood Teaching Buddha in Ming Style
Located in Atlanta, GA
A statue of standing Buddha (Shakyamuni), finely carved out a single block of wood (might be cypress based on the wood grains). Attired in a flowing robe with open chest, the Buddha ...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Ming Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

30 inch Tall Antique 1880s Era Carved and Painted Ancient Looking Wood Buddha
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a wonderful carved wooden buddha with an ancient aged gilded surface. The carving has age cracks and paint losses that add to the character of this very happy buddha.
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Antique 19th Century Figurative Sculptures

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Hardwood

Wood Precious Stones Emeralds Ruby Medicine Buddha Meditation Sculpture
By Eastern Artisans
Located in Milano, IT
Wood and precious stones Buddha carefully carved to create a perfectly shaped sculpture. Emeralds, rubies and other precious stones full of color and personality. This Buddha is the ...
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Vintage 1980s Burmese Arts and Crafts Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Large Antique Asian Wood Sculpture of the Laughing Buddha
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A very large antique Asian wood carving of the iconic Laughing Buddha. The sculpture has great form, the Buddha with his right hand resting on his knee, the left possibly holding a M...
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Antique 19th Century Asian Ming Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japanese Lacquered Wood Medicine Buddha, Yakushi Nyorai, Edo Period
Located in Austin, TX
A fine and beautiful Japanese carved and lacquered Medicine Buddha, Yakushi Nyorai, Edo Period, early 18th century. The Medicine Buddha, Bhaisajyaguru, known as Yakushi Nyorai in ...
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Antique Early 18th Century Japanese Edo Sculptures and Carvings

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Rock Crystal

Large Carved Wood and Gilt Temple Shrine Buddha Head Bust
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic, wonderfully carved, unique piece. Solid and heavy. Clearly aged. Likely Burmese. We are listing as 20th century but could be older. Would be the center of attention ...
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Early 20th Century Burmese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Large Heavy Signed Wood Intricately Carved Buddha Dhyana Mudra Hand Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
An amazing one of a kind unique work carved from very beautiful heavy dark wood. The detail is fantastic, the carving masterful. Signed by the artist on verso (Ubud, Bali is the r...
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20th Century Indonesian Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

20th Century Burmese Carved Wood Figure of Buddha
Located in Atlanta, GA
20th century Burmese carved wood figure of Buddha.
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20th Century Burmese Sculptures and Carvings

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Teak

Large Gilt Buddha Head Wood Carved, 19th Century
Located in Dallas, TX
Large gilt Buddha head wood carved, 19th century. A very large and powerful carved log Buddha bust in gilt gold and other polychromed paints. A fantastic and calming decorative state...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Figurative Sculptures

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Giltwood

Lao Buddha Statue
Located in New York, NY
19th century Lao Buddha statue. Buddha Folk Art. Folk Art figure representation of Buddha. A solid wood block carving with remnants of pigments. To collectors Lao Buddha figures are ...
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Antique 1890s Laotian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
H 17 in. W 4.5 in. D 4 in.
Lao Buddha Statue
Located in New York, NY
19th century Lao Buddha statue. Folk Art figure representation of Buddha. A solid wood block carving with remnants of pigments. To collectors Lao Buddha figures are coveted and sough...
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Antique 1890s Laotian Folk Art Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
  • Lao Buddha Statue
H 12 in. W 3 in. D 6 in.
Antique Karen Buddha
Located in New York, NY
An unusual Karen Buddha atop red pedestal with Buddhist scripture in Burmese characters. From Burma c. 1900. BH440a
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Early 20th Century Burmese Sculptures

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Wood

  • Antique Karen Buddha
  • Antique Karen Buddha
  • Antique Karen Buddha
  • Antique Karen Buddha
H 24 in. W 16.5 in. D 10.5 in.
Acrylic Amber Buddha Sculpture
Located in Cookeville, TN
Offering this beautiful acrylic amber Buddha statue. The statue sits on a wooden base.
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20th Century Hong Kong Chinese Export Figurative Sculptures

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Acrylic, Wood

  • Acrylic Amber Buddha Sculpture
  • Acrylic Amber Buddha Sculpture
  • Acrylic Amber Buddha Sculpture
  • Acrylic Amber Buddha Sculpture
H 8.75 in. W 7.13 in. D 4.25 in.
Indonesian Figure of a Buddha
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Carved wood figure of a Buddha on a lotus leaf having pierced background and gilt decoration. Condition: one split to upper left, losses around perimeter.
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20th Century Indonesian Tibetan Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

  • Indonesian Figure of a Buddha
  • Indonesian Figure of a Buddha
  • Indonesian Figure of a Buddha
  • Indonesian Figure of a Buddha
H 19.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Miniature Bronze Thai Buddha Head
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Miniature Bronze Thai Buddha Head, Museum mounted on a stepped wood pedestal. 20th century or older. The sculpture alone measures 3" H x 1.5" D x 2" W.
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20th Century Thai Sculptures and Carvings

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Bronze

  • Miniature Bronze Thai Buddha Head
  • Miniature Bronze Thai Buddha Head
  • Miniature Bronze Thai Buddha Head
  • Miniature Bronze Thai Buddha Head
H 3.5 in. W 3 in. D 3 in.
19th Century Laotian Buddha
Located in New York, NY
A finely carved and classically styled early 19th century Laotian Buddha. A serene piece with great energy. Laos, early 1800s. BH492.
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Antique Early 19th Century Laotian Sculptures

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Wood

  • 19th Century Laotian Buddha
  • 19th Century Laotian Buddha
  • 19th Century Laotian Buddha
  • 19th Century Laotian Buddha
H 46 in. W 11 in. D 7 in.
An Exquisite Antique Buddha Head Statue
Located in Atlanta, GA
An gilt and lacquered wood Buddha head with displayed on a metal and Lucite stand. stunning presence with its refined features and amazing details. The carving is of exquisite qualit...
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Antique 18th Century Laotian Archaistic Busts

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Gold Leaf

Ming Dynasty Gilt Carved Buddha Statue
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautifully carved wooden Buddhist spiritual figure with traces of gold gilded leaf. The seated Buddha statue is gazing down with hand clasped in his lap. Traces old ox blood polyc...
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Antique 16th Century Chinese Ming Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

  • Ming Dynasty Gilt Carved Buddha Statue
  • Ming Dynasty Gilt Carved Buddha Statue
  • Ming Dynasty Gilt Carved Buddha Statue
  • Ming Dynasty Gilt Carved Buddha Statue
H 8.5 in. W 5 in. D 4.25 in.
Antique Buddha Statue Laos Southeast Asia
Located in Atlanta, GA
The wood standing Buddha in standing position was executed in a typical Laotian style, which features a slim and elongated body and a serene facial expression. The Buddha's hands are...
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Antique 19th Century Laotian Archaistic Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Vintage Oriental Hand Carved Buddha Lamp
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage wood sculpture of Buddha God (bhikkhu) going around with an alms bowl, a rattan fan and walking stick for food offered by pedestrians (dana).
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Vintage 1970s Asian Sculptures

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Metal

Old Buddha Wooden Sculptures, Polychromy Traces
Located in Alessandria, Piemonte
Couple Buddha wooden heads sculptures , with polychrome traces, China, circa end of 19th century. Rested on a pair of wood capitals, same era. SET. It's an interesting price for clos...
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Antique Late 19th Century Chinese Chinoiserie Busts

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Wood

  • Old Buddha Wooden Sculptures, Polychromy Traces
  • Old Buddha Wooden Sculptures, Polychromy Traces
  • Old Buddha Wooden Sculptures, Polychromy Traces
  • Old Buddha Wooden Sculptures, Polychromy Traces
H 23.23 in. W 9.45 in. D 9.45 in.
Huge Wooden Gilded Buddha Statue, Hand-Painted
Located in Somis, CA
A beautiful solid wood Buddha statue. The Buddha is seated on a lotus throne. His face is serene and peaceful. The statue is of the Tang dynasty style, with a full and round face. Fi...
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20th Century Chinese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Antique Buddha Pair and Stand Hand Carved Wood and Hand Painted Red and Gilded
Located in Topeka, KS
Fabulous pair of Buddha and stand comprised of hand carved wood. Hand painted red underlay has been gilded. Wonderful vintage condition with age appropriate nicks and chips. Crown on...
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Early 20th Century Unknown Chinoiserie Sculptures and Carvings

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Giltwood

1980s Large Asian Polychrome Resting Wooden Buddha
Located in Malaga, ES
1980s large Asian polychrome resting wooden Buddha.
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Vintage 1980s Asian Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

  • 1980s Large Asian Polychrome Resting Wooden Buddha
  • 1980s Large Asian Polychrome Resting Wooden Buddha
  • 1980s Large Asian Polychrome Resting Wooden Buddha
  • 1980s Large Asian Polychrome Resting Wooden Buddha
H 25.6 in. W 82.68 in. D 23.63 in.
Naomi Feinberg "Buddha" Sculpture in Limestone, 1960s
By Naomi Feinberg
Located in New York, NY
Hand-carved “Buddha” sculpture in limestone on a wood base by Naomi Feinberg, American 1960s. Naomi Feinberg was a New York based sculptor who worked primarily in stone. She began s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Abstract Sculptures

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Limestone

19th Century Buddha Quan Yin Figure
Located in New York, NY
A 19th century Buddha Statue of Quan Yin. This is a ceremonial statue close to life size. Additional photos available on request. This type of statue would have been dressed for diff...
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Antique Early 1800s Chinese Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

  • 19th Century Buddha Quan Yin Figure
  • 19th Century Buddha Quan Yin Figure
  • 19th Century Buddha Quan Yin Figure
  • 19th Century Buddha Quan Yin Figure
H 60 in. W 26 in. D 16 in.
Vintage Hand Carved Cluster of Buddha Statue
Located in Delray Beach, FL
One of a kind statues of Buddha, all hand carved and hand painted on solid wood , some standing and some siting , facial expression of beauty and grace and the sign of the elements a...
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Vintage 1950s Thai Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

18th Century Polychromed Carved Buddha Statue
Located in Dallas, TX
Qing dynasty carved polychromed wooden statue. Possibly a Chinese Emperor; This seated figure is intricately painted in cobalt blue and oxblood reds as only a Emperor’s robe and hat ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Qing Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Finely Carved Complete Burmese Buddha and Monk Set
Located in New York, NY
A complete set of five intricately carved vintage Burmese monks and Buddha in flowing robes on lotus leaf and carrying alms bowls. Spiritual and beautiful, these pieces are extraordi...
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Mid-20th Century Burmese Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Gold Buddha Hand Sculptures, Late 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
Two wooden Buddha hands, in gilt finish, each in a traditional gesture or mudra. Fingernails inlaid in mother of pearl. From Thailand, circa 1970. Mounted on black metal stands. Pric...
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Vintage 1970s Thai Other Sculptures and Carvings

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Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

Early 20th Century Buddha with Giltwood Pagoda
Located in Atlanta, GA
Early 20th century Buddha with giltwood pagoda.
Category

Early 20th Century Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Ceramic, Porcelain, Wood

  • Early 20th Century Buddha with Giltwood Pagoda
  • Early 20th Century Buddha with Giltwood Pagoda
  • Early 20th Century Buddha with Giltwood Pagoda
  • Early 20th Century Buddha with Giltwood Pagoda
H 23.25 in. W 12.75 in. D 9 in.
Hand-Carved Buddha Sculpture Mounted on Wooden Base
Located in Miami, FL
Hand-carved Buddha sculpture mounted on wooden base.
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Mid-20th Century Thai Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

17th - 18th Century Buddha Statue, "Nezha"
Located in New York, NY
18th century or earlier Carved wooden Buddha Statue of Nezha; . A wonderfully carved interpretation of the manifestation of the Chinese Buddha Nezha, displaying his three heads and...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Chinese Qing Sculptures

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Wood

Antique Burmese Gilt Standing Buddha, Mandalay, 19th Century
Located in 10 Chater Road, HK
Standing on a lotus pedestal, the giltwood Buddha is wearing elaborately carved samghati. The folds of the robe flow over each other and the borders are encrusted with colored glass....
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Antique 19th Century Burmese Sculptures and Carvings

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Gold Leaf

Chinese Ming Dynasty Carved, Painted and Giltwood Amitayus Buddha
Located in Austin, TX
A beautiful and serene Chinese Ming dynasty carved wood figure of the Buddha Amitayus, the Buddha of long life, and a form of Amitabha Buddha. He is seated in dhyanassana, dressed in...
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Antique 17th Century Chinese Ming Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Korean Carved and Giltwood Buddha, Joseon Dynasty, 19th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A sublime and well carved Korean lacquered and gilt wood figure of Amitabha Buddha (Amita Bul), Joseon Dynasty, early 19th century, Korea. The Buddha of Infinite Light and Lord o...
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Antique Early 19th Century Korean Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Antique Time Worn Serene Temple Sculpture of the Standing Buddha
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A 19th and possibly earlier century figural carving of the standing Buddha with fine traditional form and good size. The Buddha stands with one hand facing outward with open palm, th...
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Antique 19th Century Indian Agra Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Standing Buddha Thailand, Ayuthaya Period, Early 18th Century
Located in Kensington, MD
This bronze standing Buddha mounted on a turned wood base has his right palm held outward in the abhaya mudra position, a gesture of fearlessness and reassurance.
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Antique Early 18th Century Thai Tribal Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Bronze

Sculpture of Asian Chinese Style Large Carved Head of Buddha
Located in New York, NY
Sculpture of Asian Chinese style large carved bust (head) of Buddha with carved black hair.  
Category

Mid-20th Century Busts

Materials

Wood

Vintage Thai Hand Painted and Gilt Buddha in Mandalay Style with Jewelry Motifs
Located in Yonkers, NY
A vintage Thai hand painted and carved wooden standing Buddha sculpture from the mid-20th century, in mandalay style. Crafted in Thailand during the midcentury period, this standing ...
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Mid-20th Century Asian Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Wood

Small Thai Sukhothai Bronze Buddha Head, Kamphaeng Phet Style, 15th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A small mounted Thai bronze Buddha head, late Sukhothai period, style of Kamphaeng Phet, 14th-15th century, Thailand. The small Buddha head fragmentary, and originally part of a l...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Thai Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Burmese Ava Period Carved, Lacquered and Giltwood Buddha, Late 18th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A sublime and rare late 18th century Burmese Ava period carved, lacquered and gilt Buddha. The historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, is portrayed in bhumisparsha mudra, the gesture of calli...
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Antique Late 18th Century Burmese Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

19th Century 40" Chinese Polychromed Statue or Guanyin or Buddha
Located in Dallas, TX
18/19th century Chinese polychromed statue or Guanyin or Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha. Wood carved and polychromed in soft earth tone pastels that go well in dark as well ...
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Antique Late 18th Century Chinese Chinese Export Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Cast Bronze Bust of Buddha on Wooden Base, Late 18th Century
Located in Cookeville, TN
Featured is a fabulous cast bronze Thai Buddha bust statue mounted on a wooden base. It has the features of a traditionally designed Buddha statue, including stylized crown and elong...
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Antique Late 18th Century Thai Tibetan Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Burmese 17th Century Dry Lacquered and Gilt Buddha Calling the Earth to Witness
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Burmese Shan style dry lacquered and gilt wooden Buddha from the 17th century with smiling expression, seated on a pedestal. Created in Burma during the 17th century, this Shan sty...
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Antique 17th Century Burmese Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood, Wood, Lacquer

19th Century Cambodian Carved Stone Stela of Seated Buddha in Lalitasana Mudra
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Cambodian hand carved stone stela from the 19th century depicting a seated Buddha in the Lalitasana position and mounted on a new custom made black wooden base. Carved from stone i...
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Antique 19th Century Cambodian Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Stone

Small Thai Ayutthaya U Thong Style Bronze Buddha Head, 14th-15th Century
Located in Austin, TX
A small and extremely fine fragmentary head of the Buddha, Ayutthaya Kingdom, U Thong B style, 14th to 15th century, Thailand. The small head of the Buddha cast with striking feat...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Thai Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Bronze

Thai 18th Century Carved Teak Seated Buddha Calling the Earth to Witness
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Thai teak wood seated Buddha sculpture from the 17th-18th century, in the Calling the Earth to Witness position. Created in Thailand during the 17th or 18th century, this carved sc...
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Antique 18th Century Thai Sculptures and Carvings

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Mother-of-Pearl, Glass, Wood, Teak

Wood Buddha
Located in San Francisco, CA
Contemporary hand carved wood buddha from the Shanxi province in China.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Folk Art Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • Wood Buddha
  • Wood Buddha
  • Wood Buddha
  • Wood Buddha
H 28 in. W 23 in. D 20.5 in.

Wood Buddhas For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of wood buddhas available on 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and hardwood, all wood buddhas available were constructed with great care. There are all kinds of wood buddhas available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Folk Art and Mid-Century Modern wood buddhas are consistently popular styles. If space is limited, there are small wood buddhas measuring 3 inches across. There have been many well-made wood buddhas over the years, but those made by Naomi Feinberg are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Wood Buddhas?

Wood buddhas can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $2,800, while the lowest priced sells for $375 and the highest can go for as much as $21,743.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

Styling your home with sculpture means adding a touch that can meaningfully transform the space. By introducing a sculptural work as a decorative finish to any interior, you’re making a statement, whether you tend toward the dramatic or prefer to keep things casual with modest, understated art.

A single, one-of-a-kind three-dimensional figurative sculpture mounted on your dining-room wall is a guaranteed conversation piece, while a trio of abstract works arranged on your living-room bookshelves can add spontaneity to the collection of first-edition novels or artist monographs you’re displaying as well as draw attention to them. Figurative sculptures are representational works that portray a specific person, animal or object. While decorating with busts, which are sculpted or cast figurative works, hasn’t exactly topped the list of design trends every year, busts are back. According to designer Timothy Corrigan, “They give humanity in a way that a more abstract sculpture can’t give.” Abstract sculptures, on the other hand, are not meant to show something specific. Instead, they invoke a mood or scene without directly stating what they are portraying.

Busts made of stone or metal may not seem like a good fit for your existing decor. Fortunately, there are many ways for a seemingly incongruous piece to fit in with the rest of your room’s theme. You can embrace a dramatic piece by making it the focal point of the room, or you can choose to incorporate several elements made out of the same material to create harmony in your space. If an antique or more dramatic piece doesn’t feel like you, why not opt for works comprising plastic, fiberglass or other more modern materials?

When incorporating sculpture into the design of your home — be it the playful work of auction hero and multimedia visionary KAWS, contemporary fiber art from Connecticut dealer browngrotta arts or still-life sculpture on a budget — consider proper lighting, which can bring out the distinctive aspects of your piece that deserve attention. And make sure you know how the size and form of the sculpture will affect your space in whole. If you choose a sculpture with dramatic design elements, such as sharp angles or bright colors, for example, try to better integrate this new addition by echoing those elements in the rest of your room’s design.

Get started on decorating with sculpture now — find figurative sculptures, animal sculptures and more on 1stDibs today.

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