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Large wood image of Deified Monkey King/Sunwu Kong

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All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1900: item # 1158191

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Large wood image of Deified Monkey King/Sunwu Kong
Large wood image from a village temple dedicated to the deified Monkey King (Sunwu Kong), the hero of the famous Buddhist novel “Journey to the West” (Xiyou ji) from the late Ming. The image of the Monkey King is shown as a heavenly dignitary in official robes. In the back is a compartment (now empty) that originally contained the papers commemorating the installment of the image. Qing, second half of 18th cent. H 85 cm / 33,46 inches. Fair condition w. some losses to colours and minor worming in the bottom.


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