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The Laughing Buddha, protector of the Castle

The Laughing Buddha, protector of the Castle

At the Château de Maubreuil, we cultivate cultural and artistic richness thanks to original works brought back from the five corners of the globe. This month, discover the history and the symbolism of the Laughing Buddha, a work unearthed by Philippe, the owner of the Château, who has at heart to highlight the art of the world.

It was during a trip to Shanghai, through the Dongtai Street antique market, that the Laughing Buddha caught Philippe's eye. In the heart of this renowned outdoor market, the numerous antiques and rare pieces on display have been the delight of the concierge services of major hotels for many years. After a quick negotiation, for fear of missing his flight back to France, Philippe acquired the Laughing Buddha in only 3 minutes. 

A real work of art, this Buddha is nearly 150 years old and was made from a single trunk of "red sandalwood", an exotic tree that is several thousand years old. A delicate and harmonious sculpture that measures 1.2 meters and weighs 180 kilos. This Buddha is the perfect illustration of authentic craftsmanship. 

The Laughing Buddha, also known as Budai, Hotei or Chinese Buddha, is the representation of a Buddhist monk who lived over 1000 years ago. A great traveler, he spread his good humor throughout the lands of Asia. His benevolence and his joy of living made him very popular, until he became an emblematic character in the Buddhist and Hindu traditions. 
Joy of living, happiness, generosity and wealth... Many are the symbols that represent him. The laughing Buddha is a happy and uninhibited person, a true allegory of self-acceptance. The scorpion on his chest is synonymous of protection, it protects its holder from bad luck and curses. With its many symbolic meanings, this Buddha watches over the Château de Maubreuil and its visitors.

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