A Rare Large Early 18th Century Chinese Carved Wood & Decorated Buddha
A late 17th/early 18th century Qing period Buddha. Made from carved wood and retaining the original decoration, the Buddha is of a great scale and quality. It is unusual in that it is Chinese and many Chinese Buddhas did not survive the Culture revolution of the Mao period when religious symbols were destroyed. This example has great presence and was purchased from a private collection in America.