Part of a set. See all set records
Porcelain with famille verte overglaze enamel decoration
Overall: 24.3 x 12.6 cm (9 9/16 x 4 15/16 in.)
Severance and Greta Millikin Collection 1964.191.2
This luohan and its pair embody a humorous attitude and playful behavior, indifference to danger and miracles, and hence a detachment from worldly affairs.
Luohan are disciples of Buddha with supernatural powers and eccentric behaviors. This luohan is holding the fu-dog, symbolizing good luck, while its mate is holding the peach of longevity (shoutao). With carefree smiles and playful gestures, these two figures embody a humorous attitude and a detachment from worldly affairs. This pair of porcelain figures was perhaps part of a house altar set or a decorative item in a household.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email email@example.com.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.