Eastern Himalayas, 19th century Traces of pigment; with a deeply creased forehead, large projecting nose and wide smiling mouth. 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.)
Provenance: Sartin Collection Acquired from Tony Anninos, San Francisco, 2005.
Hwa Shang Chinese and Indian monk who serves as a comic figure in Buddhist plays. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition he is known as Havsang, while in the Chinese Buddhist tradition he is known as Moheyan.