I know these folks and they are very nice people. We visit their magical gallery & garden, in Northeast Harbor, Maine — i.e., ‘Acadia‘ — at least once a year. We have even chatted about Buddha statues.
I am in no way trying to cast aspersions but when I saw this it got me slightly puzzled and concerned.
Shouldn’t this be in a museum? In the scheme of things it is not that old, but, it is old enough and no doubt also rare.
I would hate to see it end up in someone’s house as a decoration or worse still as a garden decoration. Heaven forbid it ending up in some corner of a Chinese restaurant.
My point is very simple. This appears to be a statue that warrants some high level attention and care.
I am going to see if I can get a Buddhist temple to show some interest in it. That is all.