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A Lohan (disciple of Buddha), seated on a rock beside an incense-burner (?), holding a tablet. Woodcut in the manner of an ink stone rubbing, China, 18--?
- [between 1800 and 1899?]
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Credit: A Lohan (disciple of Buddha), seated on a rock beside an incense-burner (?), holding a tablet. Woodcut in the manner of an ink stone rubbing, China, 18--?. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark
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Lohans are followers of the Buddha who reached enlightenment, but have not yet attained the higher state of nirvana. Lohan is the Chinese name, Arhat is the Sanskrit and Rakan the Japanese. They were chosen by the Buddha to remain in this world as immortals, in order to preserve the teachings and help all sentient beings. Each Lohan is depicted seated on a rock holding a different attribute
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [between 1800 and 1899?]
1 print : woodcut ; sheet 38.2 x 29 cm
Wellcome Collection 570929i
Includes Chinese character (signature?) in lower right-hand corner
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