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A Marvelous Figure of 16th Century

A Marvelous Figure of 16th Century

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1700: Item # 414546

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‘Kui-Xing’—the Leader ( in examination) Star is long time a deity the Chinese people have been revering.
In traditional Chinese society, getting high-ranking official job by passing through important national-held examinations were the most goal the intellectual would dream.
Kui-Xing was their religious belief.
Standing on a dragon-like fish (Aou, means leader) by one foot (means solely) in devil’s face—fiercing fangs,stubbing beards and protruding horns, this deity have comforted the Chinese people’s mind of soul thousands of years.

For this rare piece here, it was made by the excellant traditional Chinese molding skill.
And it had apparently been done from the hands of a mater.
He made this traditional Chinese figure in a moving posture and is much different from the most other traditional Chinese religious figures.
The deity exemplified an energic momentum by well-portioned body posture.

Date: Early Qing ( 16th-17th Century)

Material: Terracotta

Height: 27cm

Condition: Almost intact except loss of a brushpen holding in the right hand and old defects on the wood stand.