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Antique Japanese Painting of Hotei/Budai

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Paintings: Pre 1700: Item # 1253691
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Beautiful antique painting of Hotei (also known as Budi or the Laughing Buddha), possibly depicted in his Dharmalaya body. He is shown sitting comfortably on a wooden bridge as men and women in gold straw hats walk by. Hotei is one of the Seven Lucky Gods in Japanese culture and is revered for his happiness and the luck that he brings. Set in glass and framed, 17th/18th century. Size: (entire frame) 19" height, 16.5" width (painting only) 9.5" height, 7.5" width