Antique Large Rare 19th Century Carved Buddhist Monk Figure. We shudder to recommend someone buy a piece for investment, preferring to offer items to be enjoyed for their sheer beauty and rarity. However, this seated Buddhist monk figure could always be an exception. He offers perhaps the best of both "worlds." Rare, lovely and well priced, this stunning bastion of mysticism and calm beckons to his viewers. The figure is entirely hand carved, and it is mostly intact, with partial areas of the throne lost from wood rot which do not detract from the overall piece. He still retains both of his original porcelain eyes and a reddish cloth tassel on his cap. The stylized robe suggests stone statuary in the Gandaran style as does the monumental treatment of the facial details. Contact us anytime for further information.
Approximate Dimensions: 38"H X 21.5"W X 13"D