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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1800 item #422002 (stock #1-0287)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Small architectural ornament, carved in the shape of a Garuda, standing under a triangular platform with his wings open. Wood, fine dark patina. Nepal, 18th century, probably earlier. Height: 4 1/8" (10,5 cm). The piece is nicely mounted on a custom metal stand. Old traces of woodworm work (no danger), large chip on right side of platform, otherwise good condition. Note: in Hindu religion, Garuda is a demigod, half man half eagle, who carries god Vishnu.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Pre 1700 item #263282 (stock #1-0037)
AfricAsia Primitive and Antiques
Statue of Taoist God Wen Chang, or Wenchangdijun, in formal attire, holding his mandarin tablet("hu" in Chinese language) in both hands, and standing on a square pedestal resting on four feet. The face bears a strong Tang Dynasty stylistic influence. Bronze, with dark-gren patina, and remnants of the original gilding. The statue was cast in China during the Ming Dynasty (1368~1644 A.D.). Height: 10 1/8" (25,7cm). The piece is very heavy. Small casting defects at the base of the neck, otherwise v...