Wodden buddha
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Painted wood carving of a sitting Guan-Yin buddha.There are many different Guan-Yin buddhas, but this buddha is one of the famous among the people. This buddha is called "Wen-Shu Guan-Yin" who is in charge of wisdom. It was usually placed in a temple or buddha display house, by a rich family for worship and prayer.
H 51 x D 22 x W 31 cm
circa 1900
1800.00 €
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