Jia Ye & Ai Nan monks
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Wooden carving of standing monks with painted colours. These monks are called "Jia Ye & Ai Nan". It was told that they always were standing on each side of Rulai buddha. They are the two famous students of Rulai. These monks were usually placed beside Rulai buddha in temples. Each wooden scupture is sold as unit. Update : Red monk sold
H 82 x D 30 x W 35 cm
circa 1950
1200.00 €
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