Fresco painting fragment from Buddhist temple. Standing child holds lotus flower. This painting is a small part of a much larger mural in a Buddhist temple. The lotus, which the child carries, is a sacred Buddhist symbol of purity and perfection and is often used as an analogy for enlightenment because it grows out of the mud and blooms without being defiled. The figure wears long robes and the head is shaved. Fresco is mounted and framed.
Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1925
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Chinese Rotunda (1968)
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