The Standing Image of Dharma
"The Standing Image of Dharma" is a boxwood-carved standing image of Dharma currently safeguarded at the Beijing Palace Museum. The statue takes the form of a standing Buddhist arhat that somewhat resembles an ancient Tartar in appearance but wears dress of the Han people. The image holds a bat in its left hand that is difficult to discern due to its over-large clothing. Dharma (also known as Bodhidharma (?-536) is an important figure of the Buddhist history and as a result is commonly sculpted.