Antique Chinese Wood Display Shrine Stand For A Ming Dynasty Gilt Bronze Buddha For SaleGJPaw salesis pleased to offer a superior selection of antiques and artifacts with ALL AT !
GJPaw sales is very pleased to offer an Ancestor Shrine Display for A Gilt Bronze Buddha. Ancestor worship is very important in China, because like many people around the world, the Chinese believe that their ancestors take an active part in the lives of the living. To that end, ancestral shrines of worship known as fo kan (or fo gui) served essentially as a family temple. In ancient times, shrines were dug from rock much like niches or grottos as can still be seen today in many Buddhist heritage sites. Later stone, wood and other materials were used.
Eventually Fo Kan evolved and began taking on architectural characteristics, often being modeled on houses, official buildings and even palaces. In many cases they resemble architectural models of beautiful Chinese estate houses, many of which were later destroyed. Most of the remaining home shrines are decorated on the front and sides with little or no detail on the back as they sat in a special place within a private room in the rearmost area of the family compound. The ancestral shrines did not contain images as one might expect in the West, but rather statuary and name plaques (or “soul tablets”) representing the ancestral lineage, some dating back hundreds of years.
example is more than modest in size at 23.5 inches tall and will hold an 8 inch tall Buddha for display (59.69 cm / 20.32 cm). It is perfect for placement on a tabletop, altar table, or cabinet top. With a small light inside, it would really elevate a bronze piece or a statue from any collection. The wood surfaces and
patinas are original and unrestored, leaving a beautiful old platform for display. The piece dates from the 19th century and was originally collected in China many decades ago. It was part of an important Midwest collection of Chinese antiques. Small shrines like this are now exceedingly hard to find, so offer now and offer often. If you win, you will have an authentic piece of Chinese history and a stellar antique.
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