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    • Gilt Bronze Seated Luohan
    • Gilt Bronze Seated Luohan
    • Gilt Bronze Seated Luohan
    Gilt Bronze Seated Luohan

    Chinese Sculpture c.500 - 1500

    15 October - 15 November, 2014

    This exhibition features twenty-two masterpieces of Chinese sculpture in stone, marble, gilt bronze and wood.

    Gilt Bronze Seated Luohan

    Ming dynasty, 15th century

    The present gilt-bronze luohan represents Pindola, an enlightened being and one of Buddha’s disciples. Pindola was the son of a Brahman priest and it was said that he decided to follow Buddha because he was naturally gluttonous and he was impressed by the food offerings made to Buddha’s disciples. Here he is seen holding a large alms or begging bowl in one hand and a Buddhist sutra in the other.

    Height: 50.8cm