Herend Tamo Bodhidharma Figurine from Blanc de Chine Series, Limited


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Manufacturer:Herend Porcelain Manufactory (Hungary)
Quality:Handmade, 1st class
Pattern:White glazed figurine
Condition:Excellent, mint condition, like a new, as seen on photos.
No chips, no cracks or repairs.
Height:12.6” (32cm)
Serial number:002/450 – LIMITED EDITION!
Form number:5647
Description:Bodhidharma was a Buddhist monk who lived during the 5th or 6th century. He is traditionally credited as the transmitter of Chan Buddhism to China, and regarded as its first Chinese patriarch. According to Chinese legend, he also began the physical training of the monks of Shaolin Monastery that led to the creation of Shaolin kungfu. In Japan, he is known as Daruma. Little contemporary biographical information on Bodhidharma is extant, and subsequent accounts became layered with legend and unreliable details. According to the principal Chinese sources, Bodhidharma came from the Western Regions, which refers to Central Asia but may also include the Indian subcontinent, and was either a “Persian Central Asian” or a “South Indian […] the third son of a great Indian king.” Throughout Buddhist art, Bodhidharma is depicted as an ill-tempered, profusely-bearded, wide-eyed non-Chinese person. He is referred as “The Blue-Eyed Barbarian” (Chinese: 碧眼胡; pinyin: Bìyǎnhú) in Chan texts.
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