Ferocious well carved gold and red Chinese temple guardian to protect you from demon spirits.
Wooden carved figure with red and gold lacquer. The wood is fine grained and heavy, and the carving has good depth and realism. The clothing and headdress give the figure the look of the Ming dynasty.
There are no marks or labels.
8 ¼” (21.0 cm) tall x 4 ½” (11.4 cm) wide x 2 ½” (6.4 cm) deep. Weighs 10.2 oz (290 g)
The figure is missing one hand, and a weapon in the other. There are two broken points in the headdress. There is wear and small losses on the lacquer finish. The piece has such a worn smooth feel which shows age.
Protect your home with this auspicious guardian from the 19th century. I would definitely want this guy on my side.