Chinese Painted Wooden Guardian Temple Figure on Plinth
Chinese Painted Wooden Guardian Temple Figure on Plinth Chinese Painted Wooden Guardian Temple Figure on Plinth Chinese Painted Wooden Guardian Temple Figure on Plinth Chinese Painted Wooden Guardian Temple Figure on Plinth Chinese Painted Wooden Guardian Temple Figure on Plinth

Chinese Painted Wooden Guardian Temple Figure on Plinth

Ref: D2069
This antique Chinese wooden statue depicts a temple guardian figure and is likely one of the Four Heavenly Kings of Buddhism. The four kings represent guardians of the compass directions of the celestial world. This figure is modeled in a traditional aggressive and protective pose with his right arm raised. This wood carving retains some remnants of the original paint.
PERIOD
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
DATE
19th century
DIMENSIONS
Width 5.5 Depth 3.5 Height 13.5 in.
CONDITION
Note: restored with an iron rod support and hands deficient.
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