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19th Century Taoist Master Wood Statue

$1,100

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Very old solid wood statue depicts the Taoist Zen Master. He wears typical Tao robe and hat, with two fingers pointing up, and the left hand on his knee. Such a mudra symbolizes the connection of heaven and earth which is consistent with the Taoist belief of uniting energies. On the back of statue, there is a covered niche. Such a niche usually stores a hand written message, often a prayer, written by the person who commissioned the sculpture for the purpose of donating to the temple, as an expression of worship and devotion. This is a rare, unique piece from early 19th century.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Width: 3.75 in. (9.53 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Seller Location
    Somis, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 43371stDibs: LU2957310400273

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    Ships From: Somis, CA
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