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Qing Home Altar for Buddha Figure

Qing Home Altar for Buddha Figure


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1910: Item # 1240857

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This late Qing Dynasty carved wood home altar, referred to as a “Buddha House,” is from Shandong Province in East China. It includes a wood cover that was slipped down over the altar, where a small Buddha was displayed. The cover was removed for family devotions. Gilded pierced carving framing the altar, while it appears to be scrolling or foliage, on close inspection is two stylized dragons that form the sides of the frame. The altar is just deep enough to display a figure up to 9 ¼” (23.5 cm) tall and 2 ¼” (5.5 cm) in depth. A roundel in the altar cover has a “window,” which allowed the Buddha to see and be seen, and is created of pierced carving similar to the altar frame but with the dragons encircling a good fortune symbol. This early 20th century piece is in very good condition. Gilded areas show surface wear. (The marble Buddha is pictured to show the use of this piece and is not for sale as part of the box.) Dimensions of the box with cover: height 13 ½” (34.5 cm), depth 4 ½” (11.5 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM