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antic zen monk statue ?

Posted: Feb 16, 2010 1:56 pm
by fandango1404
Hello all, i’m looking for some help in identifying ( and why not sale!) the statue of a Japanese monk, which is in my family for at least more than 100 years. This statue is believed to have come from a Japanese temple. I would appreciate any help you can give. Thanks very much in advance.
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Description: A near life size hollow sculpture of what seems to be a zen monk in meditation.
Seated figure made out of wood.
Height: 90 cm
Width: 100 cm
Depth: 70 cm
Both hollowed body and head (thin walls).
Lacquered (amber colored) head; Black encrusted eyes on crystal whites.
The statue contains about 1500 calligraphies (parchments in form of lotus leaves = 10 cm X 5 cm )
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