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Lot 32: Rare Bronze Figure of a Taoist Deity ‘Wenchang Dijun’, Ming
22 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Bronze, gilt and partly with lacquered color
China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Depicted is a Taoist deity
God of culture and literature ‘Wenchang Dijun’ 文昌 帝君 seated on a throne
With a tablet in the raised hands
The head is adorned with a detailed headdress
Graceful, strong facial expressions
Dressed in a long, richly pleated garment with ornate hems
On a wooden base (later)
Height of figure: 28.5 cm.
The bronze is in good condition for its age with usual signs of use such as gold and color wear. Loss of material on the back and at the lower edge. The height of the figure measures 28.5 cm.
Shipping costs excl. statutory VAT and plus 2,5% (+VAT) shipping insurance.