This lot is for a vintage hand-carved oxen bone parable figurine "Taming the Ox" that sits on a custom-made cherry-wood stand. The carving measures approximately 10"L x 4 1/4"W x 3"H; the custom-fit scroll-carved wooden stand measures approximately 10 1/2"L x 5"W x 2 1/4"H and is in excellent condition with very minor surface wear.
The detail in the bone carving is meticulously done and the ends are sharp and crisp. It does show that its aged with patina and made the detail that much poignant. Please review all of my pictures carefully because they give much more detail than a written description can sometimes offer and my perspective on something in "excellent" or "beautiful" condition can be different from anyone else's.Taming the Ox is from Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice (Shambhala: 2014). In the parable, finding and taming ones ox means working to learn that the separate self is a fiction, a false self. Between the true self and the world, as between the true self and other persons, no separateness and no boundaries exist. Which is why the tenth panel shows the boy returning to his village, full of compassion, to help alleviate the suffering of all living beings. Vintage 10 Buddhist Tenth Panel Parable Carved Figurine Wood Stand EXC" is in sale since Saturday, October 12, 2019.
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