Joy of Budai

Oils on canvas. 30x20cm. 2016.

This statuette has some kind of flute or horn in his hand. And music that he plays is in royal blue key. I think it is D.


Budai is traditionally depicted as a fat, bald man wearing a robe and wearing or otherwise carrying prayer beads. He carries his few possessions in a cloth sack,being poor but content. He is often depicted entertaining or being followed by adoring children.His figure appears throughout Chinese culture as a representation of both contentment and abundance.

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