Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces Of Gilt), Qing Dynasty

Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty

Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty

Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty


Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty


Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty
Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty
Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty


Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty



Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty

Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty


Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty   
Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty
Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Gilt Monk, Qing dynasty. A Sino-Tibetan bronze figure of Monk with an alms bowl, sat and ready to receive offerings from lay supporters. He sits upon a lotus base and incised base. Traces of gilding remain, the bronze patinated to a caramel hue. The piece would have acted as a home guardian within a family shrine.

The begging bowl or alms bowl (Pali patta; Sanksrit patra) is one of the simplest but most important objects in the daily lives of Buddhist monks. But the begging bowl also has symbolic significance associated with the historical Buddha.
According to one legend, when he began meditating beneath the Bodhi Tree, a young woman offered him a golden bowl filled with rice, thinking he was the divinity of the tree. He divided the rice into 49 portions, one for each day until he would be enlightened, and threw the precious bowl into the river.


This and other legends, combined with its humble monastic uses, have made the simple begging bowl a symbol of the Buddha's teachings on nonattachment. The Vinaya states that monks may use bowls made of either iron or clay, and they can be small, medium, or large. (W)3.5 x (H)5cm. The condition is fine, consistent with the estimated age and the material used.

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Photographic stands and aids are not included in sale, unless stated otherwise. The item "Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty" is in sale since Monday, June 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Figurines & Statues".
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  • Region of Origin: Chinese
  • Product: Buddha
  • Primary Material: Bronze
  • Theme: Spiritual Figure
  • Original/Repro: Antique Original
  • Chinese Dynasty: Qing (1644-1911)


Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty   
Chinese Sino Tibetan Bronze Shrine Votive Monk (traces of gilt), Qing dynasty




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