Small statue of a Chinese monk in prayer position.
Buddhist monks are also called bhiksu which literally means "beggar". This term is used in Buddhism since the monks can, in principle, set aside the food, so they need to beg.
Buddhist monks are totally dependent from the generosity of the people (the laity) for their live which give us: monastic clothing, food, shelter and medicines.
This statue is made from an XIX century old wood.