1900 Print Temple 500 Gods Canton China Deity Shrine Buddhism Gods XGN4


This is an original 1900 halftone print of the Temple of 500 Gods which is named because within its walls are seated five hundred life-size images of gilded wood, representing deified sages of Buddhist faith. They are all coarse specimens of sculpture and many are amusing caricatures. In front of each is a small jar of ashes, in which the worshiper burns a stick of incense in honor of his favorite god.


This 111+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4.5 x 3 inches; 11 x 8 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Deities