Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: WC01-133. Budai (Hotei; Pu-Tai), the God of Contentment or Happiness, or the Laughing Buddha. Another photograph of this statue was published on page 60 of Peking by Heinz v. Perckhammer (Berlin, 1928), and captioned "Pi-yun-tse, God of Happiness". It is probably that the statue was at the Temple of the Azure Clouds (Bi Yun Si; Pi Yün Ssu; Biyunsi), an Indian-style Buddhist Temple in the Western Hills, Peking (Beijing).



Location
Estimated date
1912-1914
Material
Paper
Media
Black and white photograph