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Laughing Buddha


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Particularly in the 19th century, many Chinese migrate to Indonesia to make money. They are called peranakan (“child of the land”). Cultural exchange with the local population in Indonesia leads to a distinct peranakan culture, which for the most part is more colourful than the culture of their Chinese ancestors.

Object data

Inv. No.


Object Name

Sculpture, Buddha


Sri Kuhnt-Saptodewo (Kuratorin für Insulares Südostasien im Weltmuseum Wien (2005 bis 2017))


late 20th century

Accession Date



Java / Chinesen



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