David C. Graham Collection
Maxey Catalog Number
Four wax figures. Red, green, black and white molded wax: two men with staffs, one woman (goddess of mercy- Kuan Yin), and one sitting Buddha. Men: H 15 cm, Kuan Yin: H 15 cm, Buddha: H 11 cm. The laughing Buddha was worshipped in the temples as the Messiah of the future. Also represented: the God of Wealth, the Demon Chaser and the Chinese God of Mercy. Accession File states: "Image. Chinese God of Wealth. Made of wax from insects. Club to drive away insects." Qing or Republican.
Wax and paint
Number of Artifacts
Dr. David Crockett Graham
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