Dmitry Levit Asian Art Dmitry Levit Asian Art
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Ivory : Pre 1900 item #1220763
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
Extraordinary 19th century Chinese mala - Buddhist rosary - consisting of 108 Chinese carved prayer beads and 4 slightly larger ones stained red dividing the prayer beads into groups of 27 each. Every single bead is carved and ink etched with a figure of lohan (one of the original Buddha disciples) accompanied by one of the following: a Zodiac animal, one of the Eight Buddhist Emblems, an Emblem of the Eight Immortals, one of the Eight Treasures, or some other auspicious symbol or plant...