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.
- Total nr of items
- 19th century
- Region/ Country of origin
- Theme/ depiction
- Seated Guan Yu
- Title of artwork
- Zittende Guan Yu.
- Good condition, see description
- 8×18×10 cm