Lovely old carved wood figure or statue from China we think, definitely the Orient; with wonderful details. He is of a light golden wood, heavy for the size, with hands crossed as in a Tai Chi move, long beard, and a lovely patina to the wood. There is sort of a groove at the front of his hands, making us think this was intended to hold prayer or meditation beads or some other object. He stands 11" tall and is in good condition, with a slight crack appearance on his chest which is original to the piece or a natural separation from age and not any true damage. Lovely old statue from a fine estate.