Terracotta head of an Arhat (or Meritorious: the state of an Arhant is the final goal of Buddhist practice), or of Ananda (cousin and one of the ten main disciples of Buddha, of whom he was the personal assistant for 25 years).
Similar work in the great hall Mahavira of the temple of Luohan, central China.
Peaceful face, half-closed eyes with glass inlay. Polychrome traces on the face, the eyebrows and the hair.
Wear and tear to the polychromy, accident at the base of the neck.
China, MING dynasty (1368-1644)
Height with base: 0,42m
1 250 €
11 000 €