Location: On Display in the Asia Galleries

From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Number C70A
Current Location Asia Galleries - On Display
Culture Chinese | Buddhist
Provenience China
Period Ming Dynasty
Date Made 14th Century - 15th Century
Section Asian
Materials Copper Alloy | Bronze
Iconography Nuojuluo | Noh Chu Lo | Nakula | Bakula | Luohan | Arhat | Rosary

Seated figure of Nuojuluo 諾距羅 (Sanskrit: Nakula), one of the original sixteen luohan. A Luohan is one who strives for individual salvation through his own efforts. Nuojuluo is depicted with a shaven head, long ears, and holding a bead in each hand which came from a Buddhist rosary. He is seated on a lacquered wooden pedestal which is carved in the form of a lotus flower. (see C70B for the pedestal).

Credit Line Purchased from Spink & Son, 1914
Other Number Getz 31 - Other Number

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