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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A STANDING MONK
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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A STANDING MONK

MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A STANDING MONK
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644)
Heavily cast, possibly representing the disciple Ananda, shown standing with hands clenched in front and with a joyful expression beneath the thick, raised eyebrows, wearing loosely draped patchwork robes tied at the chest with a cord draped over the left shoulder, the hems and seams of the robes finely incised with a lotus scroll
9¼ in. (23.4 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
Provenance
Japanese private collection.

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Ananda is considered to be one of the closest and most devoted disciples of Buddha Sakyamuni. He was known to have an exceptional memory, and for this reason, was chosen to play a major role in the compilation of the Buddha's teachings after his death.

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