figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Carved and gilded wooden figure, seated, probably representing a bodhisattva. The arms are lifted in front of the figure, the hands crossing one another with thumbs touching and fingers straight. It is wearing a long robe with lining indicated in red lacquer. The shoes are black with white upturned soles. The hair is lacquered black, with a headdress with red rim and sides. The earlobes are long. The eyes are downcast. The back of the figure is not painted.

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