Figure of a luohan - ROM2004_969_20


Figure of a luohan

Medium:Wood with traces of polychrome
Geography: China
Date: 14th-late 14th Century
Period: Yuan Dynasty
102 x 45.7 x 55.8 cm
Object number: 995.161.1
Credit Line: Dr. Herman Herzog Levy Bequest Fund
On view
Gallery Location:Matthews Family Court of Chinese Sculpture
DescriptionA luohan (arhat in Sanskrit) is a holy hermit monk who strives to arrive at Buddhahood through meditation. In Chinese temples, luohans are usually found in groups of sixteen or eighteen. This sculpture, although in plain wood now, originally was painted in rich colours.
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