Featured Skeletal Buddha ?

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by Drew, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Drew

    Drew Well-Known Member

    Need some insight into this carved, rather emaciated Buddha figure (height 11 inches) and it's meaning, as opposed to the most often seen plump figures. s-l1600 (9).jpg s-l1600 (8).jpg s-l1600 (10).jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2020
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  2. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    The carving looks wonderful, but his expression is kind of creeping me out!!:hilarious: Maybe our very knowledgeable @Any Jewelry?
     
  3. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Doubt this is a buddha. Otherwise not sure though.
     
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  4. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

  5. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    He is. In Theravada Buddhism an Arhat is someone who has attained enlightenment through fasting and meditation.
    There are not many Theravada Buddhists in China, which is why these statues are not all that common. Theravada is found mostly in southern and southeastern Asia.
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the carving is sublime !!
     
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  7. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    ...and Chinese.
     
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