Very large solid bronze statue of Ji Gong Hou Fo
Our ref 472 A very large solid bronze statue of the legendary Chinese Buddhist monk Ji Gong Hou Fo with a gilded dragon on a base of waves. In this expert rendering Ji Gong holds his customary fan and wears his traditional patched clothes (jasa) here represented by gilded decoration. The statue successfully conveys the vigour and spirit of the monk. We suspect it has been exhibited for a long period in some public space as the top of his head covering (fo) has been well polished by the passage of thousands of hands. Late Qing dynasty.
Height 80cm. Weight In excess of 50kgs.