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Mae76's loves6 of 30Dainichi? buddha wooden carved statue. antique or newer?J.Maurice.Hosking Bond for Poole
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    Posted 9 years ago

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    I need help! This is the most amazing wood carving I have ever seen. I acquired it today at an estate sale, it is very aged, but I have no idea about it's true story. Can anyone help me? Thank you in advance; Greg

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Hi Greg. It is an amazing piece of sculpture. It looks Chinese to me. But I'm reminded of two religious practises of the East. In India there is a religion called Jainism. They have a practise called Santhara or ritual starvation.
      Allied to it I suppose is a similar practise in Buddhism called Sokushinbutsu:
      I am personally moved by this Buddha image of yours. Thanks for sharing it with us and I hope that others may fill in more of the details.

    2. stefdesign stefdesign, 9 years ago
      You should put it out on your porch on Halloween! That would scare the little rugrats! It's pretty awesome!
    3. toracat toracat, 9 years ago
      It is really beautiful!! I really love it!!
    4. apostata apostata, 9 months ago
      it looks like a shifting of death worhship, i hope i am not right,
    5. apostata apostata, 9 months ago
      correction shifting of DEBT, a sort of indulgence , due to an alleged misinterpretation of the Siddharta Gautama about the thesis living well and dying
    6. apostata apostata, 9 months ago
      actually i don,t know why vetraio got moved, because it, was a sort of social leverage
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 months ago
      Chinese root carving of one of the Arhats - the really skinny one.

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