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Statue of a Taoist Deity, China, Ming Dynasty

Statue of a Taoist Deity, China, Ming Dynasty

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre 1700: Item # 263282

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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 very good condition.