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Chinese Sancai Glazed Buddhist Arhat, Ming Dynasty, c. 1600

$28,800

About the Item

This imposing figure is the head of an Arhat, a Buddhist devotee who has attained enlightenment, also called a “Luohan.” The eighteen original Arhat are the personal disciples of Buddha and the guardians of Buddhist adherents. Each is represented with a unique disposition, posture, and distinctive symbol. This exquisitely formed monumental ceramic Arhat dates to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and has likely been separated from its original full body sculpture. Coated with green, amber, and cream-colored glazes, the Arhat is ornamented in the sancai, or three-color, manner, an ancient technique uses as early as the Tang dynasty (618–907). Oxidation of the pigments over the centuries has lent a unique effect to the once-vibrant glazes, now richly aged with a crazed texture.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 17 in (43.18 cm)Width: 14 in (35.56 cm)Depth: 12.5 in (31.75 cm)
  • Style:
    Ming (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
    Ceramic,Wood,Glazed
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
    Early 17th Century
  • Date of Manufacture:
    1600
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: HIL0031stDibs: LU82003786232

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PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authentic.

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