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On display on Level 1

Qing dynasty (1644-1911) China
Budai Luohan, the Cloth Bag Arhat [Angida, thirteenth of the Eighteen Arhat] late 19th century Description: laughing with bare belly - has also been identified as Kanakavatsa
Place made: China
Creation Notes: "Qing dynasty (1644-1911)"
Materials & Technique: sculptures, ivory, wood; carving
Dimensions: including base 15.8 h x 8.8 w x 4.8 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Mr Louis Berthet and Mrs Suzette Bartolozzi, 2001
Accession No: NGA 2001.213.9
Subject: Buddhist
  • 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