Mâlâ Ketting - Boeddhistisch - dZi - Golf van Fortuin - Sierlijk Hoofd (Gezicht) (1) - Guan Yin (觀世音), Arhat (阿罗汉) en Budai (布袋) - Harde steen, cinnaber, been en Agaat - 216 g

Mâlâ Ketting - Boeddhistisch - dZi - Golf van Fortuin - Sierlijk Hoofd (Gezicht) (1) - Guan Yin (觀世音), Arhat (阿罗汉) en Budai (布袋) - Harde steen, cinnaber, been en Agaat - 216 g
China - Midden 20e eeuw

Long Mâlâ - Buddhist necklace, composed of 69 beads with multiple shapes carved in bone, cinnabar, agate and hard stone representing 16 of the heads, Buddha’s face, Guan Yin (觀世音), Arhat (阿罗汉) and Budai (布袋) finely worked with 5 Dzi beads, Wave of Fortune.
The beads are shaped in melons, discs, round and carved with shiny, weathered and veined looks.
The colours are black, bluish, grey and white.
Including fluted bronze beads.

It symbolizes compassion, mercy, merit and generosity.

This necklace is unusual, the beads feature large sizes with different faces of Buddhas, some weathered, the bone beads are veined with a shiny look and the Dzi beads are round and milky including bronze beads which gives it a lot of charm.
Handcrafted and unique!


- 5 Dzi beads - Wave of Fortune - Round - (Diameter: 14 mm).

Cinnabar, +/- 1 mm.
- 1 Amulet - Head (Face) - Guan Yin (觀世音) - Weathered bluish - (28 x 23 mm).
- 4 Amulets - Arhat (阿罗汉) - Weathered bluish - (28 x 22 mm).
- 4 Amulets - Arhat (阿罗汉) - Red - (28 x 17 mm).

Hard stone:
- 6 Amulet - Budai (布袋 ) - (21 x 19 mm).

-14 beads - Melon - (16 x 11 mm).
- 35 beads - Disc - (8.5 x 3 mm).

- 38 Beads - Disc and fluted shapes - (6 x 2 mm).

A box will be included.

- Weight: 216.1 g.
- Circular length: 76 cm.
- Extension: 8.2 cm.

Please note:

- Guan Yin (觀世音) - Arhat (阿罗汉), Budai (布袋).
Goddess of compassion, mercy and kindness.
She is considered to be a mother goddess and patron of saint sailors.
The name Guan Yin may also be spelled Guan Yim, Kuan Yim, Kwan Im or Kuan Yin.
It is an abbreviated form of Kuan-shi Yin, meaning ‘Observe the sounds and screams of (humans).
Highly respected in Asian cultures, Guan Yim has different names.
In Chinese Buddhism, Guan Yin is synonymous with Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara,
The acme of compassion, mercy, kindness and love.
Bodhisattva, being of Bodhi or enlightenment, the one who earned the right to leave the world of suffering and destined to become a Buddha, but who gave up the bliss of nirvana with a vow to save all the children of God.
Avalojkitesvara (अवलोकितेश्वर) The word ‘avalokita’ means ‘to see or look down’ and ‘Ovaa’ means ‘Lord’.

- Arhat (阿罗汉),
In ancient Buddhism, the term arhat or arhant (from the root arh, to merit), which can be translated as “holy”, designates the highest stage in religious progression for the followers of the Small Vehicle, a stage that follows the stages of srotaāpanna, sakrdāgāmin and anāgāmin.

The main characteristics of the arhat state are as follows: the impurities of the subject are destroyed (āsravasksaya); he knows that they are destroyed (āsravaksayajnāna); he also knows that they will not be reborn (anutpādajnāna). In this the arhat is similar to the Buddha (who has long been considered an arhat), but without the latter's “positive” qualities: teaching, conversion of beings, initiatives, especially the supreme and perfect Awakening (anuttarasamyaksambodhi, privilege of the buddha and Bodhisattvas.)

With the rise of Mahāyāna, the arhat ceased to be regarded as an ideal and was replaced in this role by the Bodhisattva. Emphasis has been placed on the selfish side of the arhat (called more and more often srāvaka: pupil), which is content with seeking its own salvation and attain nirvāna, while the Bodhisattva has in view the supreme and perfect Awakening as well as the conversion and salvation of all mankind.

- Buddha - Budai (布袋) is also known by the nickname ‘Laughing Buddha’, is a major figure, in popular tradition, in Asia and especially in Buddhism, Taoism, and Shintoism. He usually represents generosity, wealth and abundance.
He was originally a Chinese Chan monk, born in Fenghua in Zhejiang under the later Liang dynasty (tenth century). According to the Mahāyāna Buddhist school, he is an incarnation of Maitreya, the future Buddha. He is said to have died in 916.
Adopted by Taoism, he is accepted in this tradition as a god of contentment and abundance.

Please see the photos carefully to get a better idea of the lot.
The stand is not included in the sale.

It will be carefully packed and shipped via Colissimo, with insurance and track and trace.

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Mâlâ Ketting - Boeddhistisch - dZi - Golf van Fortuin - Sierlijk Hoofd (Gezicht)
Guan Yin (觀世音), Arhat (阿罗汉) en Budai (布袋) - Harde steen, cinnaber, been en Agaat - 216 g
Geschatte periode
Midden 20e eeuw
Land van herkomst
In goede staat - gebruikt met geringe sporen van ouderdom.
0×0×76 cm
216 g
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