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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Seven Finely Cast Japanese Bronze Figures of Buddhist Immortals ‘Rakan’"
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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Each one marked to the base - (originally from a set of eight)
Meiji period – Circa 1860
Sizes: approx. 8cm high – 3¼ ins high (each)
The Japanese Rakan possess four faculties of discernment and exegesis not possessed by ordinary mortals, and five kinds of transcendent knowledge so that they are characterised by supreme wisdom. They can hear and understand all sounds in the universe, know the thoughts of others and remember previous existences. At death they attain nirvāna completely.
|Height||8.00 cm||(3.15 inches)|