• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 94

    A PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF A DEMON

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY

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    A PAINTED WOOD FIGURE OF A DEMON
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
    Shown standing in a belligerent attitude atop a rectangular base with right hand positioned to hold a weapon, wearing a jacket with flared sleeves tied over a tunic with flared skirt, with chain mail visible at the chest, his face carved in a threatening grimace showing his pointed fangs, and his long hair secured by a filet centered by a disc, with raised decoration, painted in black and red pigment and gilding
    21 in. (53.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1978.