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figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Carved wooden figure of meditator, probably a Buddhist high priest. Robe (kesa) covers both shoulders with a piece of rope and rings to attach it on left shoulder. Right arm raised to chest, and has a hole where there may have been a rosary. Left hand is lifted to the left of and slightly above his lap, open, palm upwards. Robe is covered in lacquer, some chipped off. Head and chest appear to haveā€¦