Huge Rare Ming Dynasty Chinese Emperor Or Temple Guard -- Free U.s. Shipping
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Free shipping within the United States. For a discount on shipping to international locations, please contact seller.Emperor or 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.
He is 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.
We have 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 Truly he is a stellar piece of rich Chinese heritage that goes far beyond monetary value; he is a beloved historical document of the magnificent depth of Chinese artistry.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.
NOTE: 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.
Size is 37-1/2” tall, 23-1/2” wide, and 19” deep.
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