Chinese ZItan Cabinet Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddha

Hand carved 18/19th century Zitan with Hardwood buddhist Cabinet with The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism

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Hand carved 18/19th century Zitan with Hardwood buddhist Cabinet with The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism 1. The Parasol, 2. Two Golden Fish, 3. The Conch Shell, 4. The Lotus, 5. The Banner of Victory, 6.The Vase, 7.The Dharma Wheel, or Dharmachakra, 8.The Eternal Knot. Carved on this cabinet major motifs auspicious clouds, flowers bring fortune.sizes h 81x w46x d18 cm Condition: overall good, same ages wood crack. Provenance: Cabinet was long time in famous Japanese family collection. The Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism originated in Indian iconography. In ancient times, many of these same symbols were associated with the coronations of kings, but as they were adopted by Buddhism, they came to represent offerings the gods made to the Buddha after his enlightenment.Although westerners may be unfamiliar with some of the Eight Auspicious Symbols, they can be found in the art of most schools of Buddhism, especially in Tibetan Buddhism. In some monasteries in China, the symbols are placed on lotus pedestals in front of statues of the Buddha. The symbols are often used in decorative art, or as a point of focus for meditation and contemplation

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