Huge Rare Ming Dynasty Chinese Emperor Or Temple Guard For Sale
temple guard — the stories vary but there is no controversy over the fact that
this magnificent piece is very definitely museum quality and was hidden away
during the Cultural Revolution. So we are indeed fortunate to have been able to
enjoy his mighty presence all these years. Ferocious in appearance, he is armed
with sword at the ready and in an authoritative stance so he could certainly be an
formidable emperor or a temple guard culturally capable of protecting those
within from harm.
alive with unspoken, unmoving animation, eyes bulging, seriously
poised and ready for action. His right hand beautifully grips his sword with
his small finger extended. In his left hand is a gold ingot(?) ready to
negotiate in a more peaceful manner. His elaborately decorated garments are
resplendent with raised designs that are culturally significant. He is seated on his original chair of which the lower
section of one rear leg has been replaced very carefully. He has a few small
missing pieces and a cavity in the lower middle section of his flowing robe.
However, all in all he is in incredibly good condition for an ancient icon over
500 years old.
loved him just as we discovered him so long ago and have done nothing to clean
or restore his beautiful garment. Truly he is a stellar piece of rich Chinese
heritage that goes far beyond monetary value; he is a beloved historical
document of the magnificent depth of Chinese artistry. We will sorely miss him
as we entire retirement and are seeking an appropriate steward or museum where we and
he himself will feel confident that he can rest in peace.
Please study all the photographs carefully as your examination becomes a part of the
description. A buyer must be certain before purchasing since the shipping alone
of this precious artifact is not one that will be accepted for any returns.
Repeat, absolutely no returns or recompense on this rare and fragile icon.
37-1/2” tall, 23-1/2” wide, and 19”
A NOTE ABOUT SHIPPING: Please
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worldwide. This item requires some special TLC while packing and, once boxed,
may be too large for some shipping services. We prefer to give you a shipping
quote first so you know up front what shipping will cost. Then after the
purchase, we ask that you wait until we send an invoice with the quoted
shipping amount and the purchase amount before you make your PayPal payment.
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Huge Rare Ming Dynasty Chinese Emperor Or Temple Guard: $38,000