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Lao Tzu Sculpture Hand Carved in Vietnamese Wood Ancient Chinese Philosopher Sculpture 24"
Item# 162vw13

Lao Tzu Sculpture Hand Carved in Vietnamese Wood Ancient Chinese Philosopher Sculpture 24"

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Statue Details
Materials: Vietnamese Wood Hand Carved in Hanoi, Vietnam
Total Height Including Base: 24 inches or 61 cms
Widest Point: 15 inches
Figure Height: 20 inches
Base Height: 4 inches
Base Width & Depth: 11 x 8 inches
Weight: 15 pounds or 7 kgs
  • This remarkable hand-carved statue of Lao Tzu embodies the spirit of the revered Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism
  • The sculpture showcases Lao Tzu's deep connection with nature as his lower half effortlessly blends into the natural wood shape
  • Wearing flowing robes and holding a large fruit, his face radiates wisdom and joy with a broad smile and long beard
  • The varying hues of light and dark wood in the piece create depth and visual interest, making it a captivating work of art
  • Lao Tzu is hand carved by the wood artisans of Vietnam and completely one of a kind, you will receive this exact statue in your order
This striking hand-carved statue of Lao Tzu skillfully represents the spirit of the renowned Chinese philosopher. Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher and poet, is famous for writing the Tao Te Ching and founding Taoism, an ancient Chinese religious and ethical tradition.

His lower half gracefully merges with the natural wood shape, forming a harmonious link to nature. The sculpture is mounted on a rectangular wooden base. Lao Tzu is portrayed in flowing robes, holding a large peach with both hands. His face features a wide, joyful smile and a long beard that emanates wisdom and happiness. Swirls and coins surround him. The color scheme transitions from a light wood tone at the top to dark natural brown wood shades toward the base, contributing depth and visual appeal to the artwork.

The significance of the peach:
Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism, is often depicted holding a peach in his hand. The peach is a symbol of longevity and immortality in Chinese culture, and it is believed that Lao Tzu was gifted a peach by a supernatural being before he left the mortal world.

According to legend, Lao Tzu decided to leave civilization and venture into the wilderness when he was 160 years old. At a mountain pass, he was stopped by a gatekeeper who recognized him as a wise and enlightened being. The gatekeeper convinced Lao Tzu to write down his teachings before he departed, and the result was the Tao Te Ching, a fundamental text of Taoism.

Before leaving, Lao Tzu was gifted a peach that was said to have magical properties and would grant him immortality. The peach has thus become a symbol of his wisdom and connection to the divine, representing the pursuit of longevity and the attainment of spiritual immortality in Taoist philosophy.

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I always say to our customers; The sculpture chooses you, you do not choose the sculpture.
You just know when you find the right piece to bring into your home and into your heart.
- Kyle Tortora, Founder of Lotus Sculpture
"If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change."
 ~ Buddha~
The Buddha, whose original name was Siddhartha Gautama, was the founder of Buddhism, the religion and the philosophical system that produced a great culture throughout much of southern and eastern Asia.  Buddha, meaning "awakened one" or "enlightened one" is a title not a name.  In Hindu Dogma, the Buddha is viewed as being the 9th avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu.
The Buddha was a son of the rulers Sakyas.  He was married at the age of 16 and lived in luxury and comfort sheltered from the harsh realities of life.  When he was 29 he realized that men are subject to old age, sickness and death.  He became aware of the suffering inherent in existence.  He resolved to give up princely life and become a wandering ascetic (samana) in search for the Truth.
With the two of samanas he attained mystical states of elevated consciousness but he failed to find the Truth.  He continued his search and was joined by five ascetics in a grove near Uruvela, where he practiced sever austerities and self-mortification for six years.  When he fainted away in weakness, he abandoned ascetic practices to seek his own path to Enlightenment.  Discarding the teachings of his contemporaries, through meditation he achieved Enlightenment, or ultimate understanding.  There after the Buddha instructed his followers in the dharma (truth) and the "Middle Way" a path between worldly life and extremes of self-denial. 
The essence of the Buddha's early preaching was said to be the four Noble truths: 1) life is fundamentally disappointment and suffering.  2) suffering is a result of one's desires for pleasure, power, and continued existence; 3) to stop disappointment and suffering on must stop desiring; and 4) the way to stop desiring and thus suffering is the Noble eight fold path - right views, right intention, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right awareness and right concentration.  The realization of the truth of anatman (no eternal self) was taught as essential for the indescribable state of release called nirvana.

 

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The use of a wood polish will keep the wood looking fresh and the colors vibrant.

Wood statues are easy to take care of as they just need some annual upkeep to keep them looking as they did when they were first carved. All the wood used by Lotus Sculpure's artists is dried out for months. Moisture causes cracks in the sculpture as the wood contracts and expands in different temperatures. Our wood has little to no moisture in it assuring that the sculpture is not going to crack in its journey into different climates. Here are some simple tips to keep your statue in good condition:

  • Dust the statue as needed to prevent dirt build up
  • To make the statue shine use a natural wood cleaner and a cotton cloth to buff the sculpture

We prefer Old English to polish and buff our statues. The use of a wood polish like Old English will keep the wood looking fresh and keep the colors looking vibrant. For natural wood and painted wooden statues we recommend Old English for lighter woods. For darker wood statues we recommend Old English for darker woods. Lotus Sculpture cleans and polishes each wooden statue prior to shipping them to the customer.

We recommend keeping wooden statues in an indoor environment. Wood statues can go outside however, they will wear more quickly and develop an antique appearance. If you would like to put a wood statue from Lotus Sculpture outside and keep the same appearance of the sculpture we would recommend first coating the statue with a couple of layers of sealant or polyurethane. We would then recommend placing the statue in a partially covered area. The more exposure to the elements the more the statue will wear over time. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any questions regarding your wooden statue from Lotus Sculpture, (760) 994-4455 or [email protected].

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You can obtain a shipping quote for any statue by clicking the link, Calculate Shipping beneath to the Add To Cart button on every statues' page.  Besides the shipping price, the results will also display the date the statue will arrive at your home. Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.


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This sculpture is in our Oceanside, California store and ready for immediate shipping to anywhere in the world. ​International shipping charges will be calculated automatically upon checkout. ​
You can obtain a shipping quote for any statue by clicking the link, Calculate Shipping beneath to the Add To Cart button on every statues' page.  Or you can email [email protected] or call us 760-994-4455 to receive a shipping quote. Please include the item number of the statue you are interested in purchasing as well as your country and postal code.​ Lotus Sculpture uses Instapak foam injection packing system or bubble wrap and recycled peanuts to ensure that all our pieces arrive undamaged. Click here to learn more about Lotus Sculptures packing.

Lao Tzu Sculpture Hand Carved in Vietnamese Wood Ancient Chinese Philosopher Sculpture 24"

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Lao Tzu Sculpture Hand Carved in Vietnamese Wood Ancient Chinese Philosopher Sculpture 24"

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