This figure show a horse man riding a chimeric animal. From Southern China minorities. very old polychromia still showing small pieces of tissue. the style and the re mounting marks are likely indicative of end of the Ming Period
Heigh 28 cm
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A very fine antique chinese deity figuring the Medicine deity
exceptional polychromia and very good condition in spite of great age mid of 18 to to early 19th, Height 40 cm, wide 17 cm
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An important Nuo Mask figuring likely a Judge, old polychromia yellow, white red and black, long horse tail hairs to figure barb . Note that the eyes and the lower jaw are moving, that mechanism being still in almost perfect condition. Obvious signs of great age between 100 and 150 y, still very good condition. the mask is presented on an iron stand . Height 10 3/4 inches (27cm)
Another portray of Tsai Chen probably Ti-fang Ts’ai Shen siting on a turtle with a human head below an altar. Note that the hide is the back has been open and that door is missing. Obvious signs of great age around 150 years hard wood, Height 11 inches (27.5 cm).