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A Very Rare Korean Wood Carved/Painted Standing Dongja-18th C.


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A Very Rare Korean Wood Carved/Painted Standing Dongja-18th C.: Korea, Joseon dynasty(1392-1897), 18th century. A small wood elaborate carved Dongja (Buddhist boy attendant) shown standing with his hands held together as if to clasp a ritual object, the robes painted in red, black, green and the face and hands with traces of white pigment, set on an inverted lotus pedestal. It’s in good condition with aged and patina pigments but a vertical hairline crack on the right side back, it measures 9” (23cm) high ***For examples of the same type and almost the same sizes (24cm and 27cm each) see at Christies’s N.Y, 25, Nov. 1997, lot #183 and Korea Culture Exh., Seoul, published, 7/2006, page 30.and MyArt, Seoul, please see #6, photo.