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A wooden statue of an official, pre-Ming

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1700: Item # 1292050

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Mikael Jaspers
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Wooden statue of an official from Shanxi province. Height: 42cm (excluding base) The fact that textile has been used as an underground for the lacquer indicates the statue dates from at least the Ming period. The unusual hair-dress points out that it is likely earlier than that. Condition: overall wear to the lacquer. The inside of the statue has been eaten away by insects (not active). The head has been broken off and refastended with bamboo pegs. This has been retouched and is much less disturbing as it was. Original height. The feet have been broken off as can be seen in the pictures but the statue hasn't been shortened. A custom made base is included.