Sculpture (1) - Wood - Seated Guan Yu - Zittende Guan Yu. - China - 19th century

Description
Sculpture (1) - Wood - Seated Guan Yu - Zittende Guan Yu. - China - 19th century
Good condition, see description - 8×18×10 cm

Marvellous wooden sculpture from the 19th century of a sitting Guan Yu.

Guan Yu was a general under the warlord Liu Bei during the Eastern Han dynasty. He played an important role in the transition period between the Han dynasty and the Three Kingdom Period in China. In later dynasties, he was venerated as a war god.

The face and harness still show remains of red paint and gold-plating.
The sculpture has 2 small age-related cracks in the wood.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Sculpture
Technique
Carved
Material
Wood
Period
19th century
Region/ Country of origin
China
Theme/ depiction
Seated Guan Yu
Title of artwork
Zittende Guan Yu.
Condition
Good condition, see description
Dimensions
8×18×10 cm
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