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Statue of General Guanyu, China, 19th C.

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: Item # 1479652

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Statue of Guanyu, the general of Liu Bei, which was transformed into the famous Guangong, the Taoist God of War. Guanyu is shown here in full military garb, with helmet and armor, sitting on an elevated throne. Votive box at the back, still closed. Wood, with remnants of superimposed painting, lacquering and gilding. China, 19th century. Height: 24.7 cm. Painting and lacquering partly flaked, otherwise very good condition.