Bronze Sculpture of Angaja ($1,123,385)

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Bronze Sculpture of Angaja ($1,123,385)

Arhat Bronze Sculpture

The 51 centimeter high bronze sculpture was bought today for €720,500 (~$1,123,385)

From the lot’s note:
“The Sanskrit meaning of arhat is ‘he who is worthy’. They are considered as free, happy, wise and good company for human beings. They are perfect saints and have reached the eight-fold path and can bestow perfection on others. Actually the arhat state foregoes the bodhisattva-hood in order to show others the way. They were disciples of Buddha Shakyamuni during his lifetime and became patriarchs after his passing away, were entrusted to guard his teachings in times of social decay, religious decline and to spread his teachings abroad.”

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