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Subject:Wood Buddha I.D. Please
Posted By: Bruce Mon, Apr 22, 2019 IP: 2600:1702:2eb0:ca80:

I would like to find out any information that might be able to be provided for this wood Buddha, I have no idea of the origin of this item. I would also like to inquire as to what may be contained inside the Buddha, which is bound in string (see photos).

Any 'enlightenment' concerning this piece will be greatly appreciated.



Subject:Re: Wood Buddha I.D. Please
Posted By: Pierre Vanderweerden Tue, Apr 23, 2019


This is a chinese buddha statue, looks like 19th or 18th century.
This kind of statue is placed either on a personal altar or in a temple.
The back contains a written message that will give some information such as name of the family, date, whishes etc...of the person offering the statue. And sometime some herbs, insects, that are part of the protection of the message.
When you open the message, maybe we could help at it's translation.
Cheers, Pierre | Associations | Articles | Exhibitions | Galleries |