Art: Golden Boy's Operation

Golden Boy is a happy little statuary fellow only 30 in. tall, and nobody knows exactly how old he is. He has a plump, round belly, is full of grace, and in a perpetual state of adoration. When anyone picked him up he would jingle faintly as if things were rattling around inside him. Since Golden Boy was made in China in a period when temple priests liked to fill their statuary with symbols, Director Richard E. Fuller and Associate Director Millard Rogers of the Seattle Art Museum grew more and more curious about what was inside. When X rays...

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