Damo (Bodhidharma) Crossing the Sea (Translation)
德化窯達摩過海雕像 清 (Primary Title)
figurine (Object Name)
((not entered))

Unknown (Artist)

19th century
Dehua ware; porcelain with white glaze
Overall: 13 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 3 3/4 in. (34.29 × 11.43 × 9.53 cm)
Damo, the founder of Zen Buddhism, was an Indian monk who traveled across the sea to southern China in the 5th century. This sculpture depicts that journey and captures Bodhidharma as he rides the waves of the sea. The simply modeled face and bluish-white glaze postulate a 19th-century date.
Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Bequest of Forrest R. Brauer
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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