"Laughing Buddha In Bronze, China, XIXth Century"Laughing Buddha in bronze, 19th century China in very good condition, index finger of the right hand raised.
The authentic Buddha, Siddharta led six years of strict asceticism to finally realize that the Truth could not be found in excess ... he is often confused with Pu-Tai, Hotei, Laughing Buddha or Happy Buddha for English speakers, subject of this bronze.
The history of our laughing Buddha dates back to the 10th century AD (15 centuries after Buddha), in China, where he led a quiet monastic life he was attracted to good flesh.
Naturally jovial, he was noted for his great generosity and his humble kindness.
Over the centuries, Budai has been incorporated into the Buddhist tradition, thereby becoming the deity of happiness and abundance.
Dimensions: Height: 7.2 cm - width: 8.1 cm - weight: 542 grs
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