Buddhist Ascetic

Factory:
Chantilly (French)
Date:
ca. 1735
Culture:
French, Chantilly
Medium:
Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 10 1/2 x 4 15/16 x 7 1/4 in. (26.7 x 12.5 x 18.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.261
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 543
The brooding pose is that of a Buddhist ascetic in meditation, but though based on a Chinese model, the figure has been transformed into a captive by the introduction of cords that bind his hands.
Inscription: Written in brown ink inside: 1301

Marking: Unmarked
Jack and Belle Linsky (until 1982; to MMA)