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    • Gilt lacquered bronze figure of a Luohan
    • Gilt lacquered bronze figure of a Luohan
    Gilt lacquered bronze figure of a 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 lacquered bronze figure of a Luohan

    Yuan - early Ming dynasty, 14th - 15th century

    This gilt lacquered bronze luohan – an enlightened being and Buddhist disciple - was most likely one of a set of sixteen or eighteen, intended to be placed in a prescribed order on the east and west walls of a Buddhist hall, within a temple complex. His intense expression of meditative concentration would have been intended to serve as an exemplar, to help others on their spiritual journey.

    Height: 80.3cm