Chinese Boxwood Carving of Fasting Buddha, 18th/19th C.

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Galerie Hafner
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Excellent woodcarving of a fasting Buddha depicted as an emaciated ascetic, revealing his thin chest and pronounced ribs. He is sitting in a casual pose on a mat, next to his slippers. The boxwood with beautiful patina. Condition: tiny losses, one side of the whiskers restored (could be done better). Dimension: 16.2 cm high, weight: 264 g.