Statue of Zhen Wu, the God of the North, China, 18th C.
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Statue of Zhen Wu, or Xuan Wu, the God of the North, in formal robes, sitting on a throne under which his two attributes, the snake and the tortoise, are resting. Wood, with remnants of the former lacquering and gilding. China, Qing Dynasty, early 19th century. Height: 12 3/4" (32 cm). Old insect infestation at the lower part (no more danger), otherwise very good condition.
NOTE: Chen Wu, the God of the North, is also called the Northern Emperor. He is a major, awesome, popular religion deity, mostly a protective god. Originally, he was one of the spirits of great antiquity who ruled one quarter of the Universe.