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Chinese Soapstone Carving Lion Building Wu Song , circa 1978 - 1980

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Hardstones: Pre 1980: Item # 1294784

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  Sold in our Liverpool Shop - May 2015 / 利物浦店内售出 - 2015年5月 
A green and yellow soapstone carving entitled "Lion Building" (located in Shandong province) depicting a scene from the famous Song dynasty legend the The Water Margin ("Shui Hu Zhuan") in which Wu Song fights with and kills Ximen Qing who had previously killed Wu Song's brother so as to 'acquire' his wife. This item is carved in a style which was popular during the Cultural Revolution period (1966-1976) but the subject matter (and the fact that the carving bears the signature of the artist) suggests that it was made a little later, circa 1978 to 1982. 17cm (6.7 inches) high; 12cm (4.7 inches) long at the base.