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Qing dynasty (1644-1911) China
Xiaoshi Luohan, the Arhat Who Plays with a Lion [Vajraputra, eighth of the Eighteen Arhat] late 19th century Description: with large earrings and holding lion - also has been identified as Chota Panthaka
Place made: China
Creation Notes: Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ivory, wood; carving
Dimensions: including base 15.5 h x 8.4 w x 4.7 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Mr Louis Berthet and Mrs Suzette Bartolozzi, 2001
Accession No: NGA 2001.213.4
Subject: Buddhist
Provenance:
  • bought by Ivar Berthet in China, c.1900
  • exported from China to Australia by Ivar Berthet, c.1945
  • by descent to his children Louis Berthet and Suzette Bartolozzi, who gave it to the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 2001