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  Ba Tieu La Han

 

Vietnam

Marble statue of Ba Tieu La Han, i.e. Vanavasin (fig.), one of the Eighteen Arahats (fig.), who is nicknamed the Plantain Lohan or the Arahat Under the Banana Tree, at Chua Linh Ung (fig.), a Buddhist pagoda in Da Nang. Here, he is depicted seated on a hoofed mythical animal, somewhat reminiscent of a Bi Xie.

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