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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Korean : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #1341018 (stock #HC099)
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These carved and painted wodden statues depict a boy attendant (dongja; actually an immortal in the guise of a child monk) adopt an offering posture. Two such figures were generally placed as attendants at the altar of the Ten Kings of Hell of Ksitigarbha (Myongbu-jeon) in Buddhist temples. The entire body of dongja was carved from a single piece of wood, the material used most commonly for these scultures, and affixed to a separate square or round pedestal...