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A Minor Ivory Sculpture of Bu-Dai Monk

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A Minor Ivory Sculpture of Bu-Dai Monk

Description: The story of Bu-Dai monk was originated from Five Dynasties(10th centuries) when the raging wars between different countries put people's lives in jeopardy. The unfortunate miseries forced people to pursue the religious and spiritual comfort. A happy go lucky monk went to the markets and streets everyday soliciting alms for favorable karma. Dressed raggedly with a bag(Bu-Dai), he laughed all the time without any complaining and bore no grudges to anyone who had loathed him. One day, the monk started applying magic and cured a lot of patients, people then realized that the monk was actually a transformed buddha. He had been trying to teach people how to live in a faithful and optimistic way. This minor art piece was sculpted by a small trunk of ivory. Dyed in brown colour, the Bu-Dai buddha reclined on banana leaf with a bag underneath. The piece was delicately carved and preserved perfectly. Date: 19th Century Length: 4.1cm Height: 2.0cm

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