"Four Deities" (dates/artists unknown)

 
 
DESCRIPTION: 
"Happy Buddha"
     approximately 4-foot by 3-foot by 3-foot marble sculpture, on 1-foot by 4-foot by 4-foot granite base
"God of Longevity"
     approximately 5-foot by 3-foot by 3-foot marble sculpture, on 1-foot by 3-foot by 3-foot granite base
"God of Prosperity"
     approximately 5-foot by 3-foot by 3-foot marble sculpture, on 1-foot by 3-foot by 3-foot granite base
"God of Fortune"
     approximately 6-foot by 3-foot by 3-foot marble sculpture, on 1-foot by 4-foot by 4-foot granite base
  
LOCATION:  
north entrance to the Phước Lộc Thọ / Asian Garden Mall, 9200 Bolsa Avenue, Westminster, CA

THE PUBLIC ART:

"Happy Buddha"


INSCRIPTION:
"BEFORE BECOMING A BUDDHA.  RELIEVING ALL LIVING CREATURES OF 
SUFFERING.  HE LED A RELIGIOUS LIFE WITH EMPHASIS ON CHARITY, 
OBSERVING THE COMMANDMENTS, SHOWING MERCY AND DEVELOPING THTE 
INTELLIGENCE OF MAN.  HE INCARNATED AS A MONK DURING THE TANG 
DYNASTY AND WAS THOUGHT TO RESEMBLE THIS STATUE."

"God of Longevity"


INSCRIPTION:
"AS A MINISTER IN THE SERVICE OF KING YAO, 
HE IS KNOWN AS THE MASTER IN THE ART OF 
LIVING A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFE.  HE LIVED
OVER 700 YEARS AND HIS 49 WIVES AND 54 
CHILDREN DIED BEFORE HE PASSED AWAY."

"God of Prosperity"


INSCRIPTION:
"A KING IN THE CHOU DYNASTY, WHOSE LOVE OF HIS
PEOPLE AND DILIGENCE IN GOVERNING THE COUNTRY 
MADE HIS KINGDOM ONE OF THE MOST PROSPEROUS IN 
CHINESE HISTORY.  HE HAD MORE THAN ONE HUNDRED 
SONS.  FOR HIS ATTRIBUTES AND ATTAINMENTS, HE 
IS KNOWN AS THE GOD OF PROSPERITY."

"God of Fortune"


INSCRIPTION:
"A LEGENDARY FIGURE, HE AND FOUR 
OTHER GENERALS UNDER HIS COMMAND 
WERE SAID TO BE THE FIVE GODS 
WHO CONTROL THE DISTRIBUTION OF 
WEALTH."


THE PUBLIC PLACE:
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 Public Art in Public Places Project