Subject:Re: Identify monk in porcelain china celadon signed
Posted By: Bill H Wed, Jan 08, 2020
He Chaozong had several types of seal script (zhuanshu) marks, and the one on the right appears to be one of them. The one on the left, in the shape of a double gourd, reads down as "Dehua", the famous "blanc de chine" kiln town in Fujian Province.
I believe the figure may be Damo, the Bodhidharma, who spread the "Chan" meditative form of Buddhism to China and Japan, in the latter of which location he is Daruma, and the religion is Zen.