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7. Budai Laughing Buddha and Luohan North China, 1486AD, 2m high. Luohan North China, 907-1125Ad, 1.3m high. The fat, smiling monk Budai is sometimes regarded as an incarnation of the Future Buddha, Maitreya. To his left is a 1.3m high stoneware luohan from northern China, dating from 907-1125 AD. A luohan (Sanskrit: arhat) was a disciple of the Buddha, who had magical powers and could stay alive indefinitely to preserve the Buddha's teachings.
British Museum Top 20 Buddhism 07 Budai Laughing Buddha and Luohan 7. Budai Laughing Buddha and Luohan  North China, 1486AD, 2m high. Luohan  North China, 907-1125Ad, 1.3m high. The fat, smiling monk Budai is sometimes regarded as an incarnation of the Future Buddha, Maitreya. To his left is a 1.3m high stoneware luohan from northern China, dating from 907-1125 AD. A luohan (Sanskrit: arhat) was a disciple of the Buddha, who had magical powers and could stay alive indefinitely to preserve the Buddha's teachings.

DATE: 2004-06-28 16:10