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    Sale 2622

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2595

    A FINELY CAST BRONZE GUARDIAN FIGURE

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    A FINELY CAST BRONZE GUARDIAN FIGURE
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

    The figure is modelled standing with one hand placed beside the hip of his powerful body, the full face with well-defined benevolent facial features, under an elaborate helmet centred with a mythical beast and flanked on either side by a pair of mythical birds, wearing an elaborate chain-mail secured about the waist with a single-horned mythical beast shield over the protruding belling, the celestial scarf billowing up behind the head and trailing down to the base, traces of gilt and red pigments remaining
    17 5/8 in. (44.7 cm.) high, wood base, Japanese wood box


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    Provenance

    A Japanese private collection


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