Carved giltwood Buddhist temple monk figure, depicted in a kneeling and praying posture, face with inset eyes, tunic with colored stone and shell inlay to the trim and shell inlaid fingernails on the hands. Possibly Nepalese. 17 1/4″ H x 12″ W x 13 1/2″ D. Weight 13 lbs. 19th century. Note: Acquired by the consignor’s father during his travels, including the Far East in the 1950’s, as part of his world touring business that catered to the rich and famous. CONDITION: Overall wear and losses to gilt decoration. Losses to finger tips on both hands. Losses to edges of tunic. Old nail repair to separation at waist.
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