Arhat (Rakan) of Pindola, taming the tiger - Japan - 19th century (Edo period)

Arhat (Rakan) of Pindola, taming the tiger - Japan - 19th century (Edo period)
Good condition, see description

A rare Japanese statue of one of the sixteen ( later extended to 18) Arhats - Badora Sonja / Pindola- taming the tiger .

In Japan often seen with the 10 judges of Hell.

The Eighteen Arhats depicted in Mahayana Buddhism as the original followers of the Buddha who have followed the Eightfold Path and attained the Four Stages of Enlightenment. They have reached the state of Nirvana and are free of worldly cravings. They are charged to protect the Buddhist faith and to await on earth for the coming of Maitreya, a prophesied enlightened Buddha to arrive on earth

Glass eyes
nice polychrome natural paints
heihgt 60cm
Edo period

Bulid using the Japanese woodblock method. Pieces of wood glued with boneglue to prevent

Many loss of (minor) parts of paint and/or gesso. split of woodparts . repair of the mandorla . wear etc
as you can see on the pictures

In general for it's age in good condition

signed - T&T - insured lost parcel according PostNL conditions )
Seller is not responsible for damage during transport .

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