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Chinese Sancai Glazed Porcelain Figure of Bodhidharma

Kangxi period


Posed standing on a reed crossing a river, with shoe hanging from his shoulder.Bodhidharma was a 6th century Indian Buddhist monk credited with bringing Buddhism to China.
Kangxi period
Height: 7 5/8 inches (19.3 cm)
Ex: Private American Collection
Figures of Bodhidharma are rare in Kangxi porcelain.An almost identical example from the Henry Hirsch Collection is illustrated in Chinese Porcelain and Hard Stones by Gorer Blacker, 1911, Vol. I, Pl. 94.

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