This weight bearing architectural support is made from a solid piece of Northern Chinese Elmwood was most probably used as a supporting beam over an entrance.
The scene is believed to represent Yue Fei (1103 - 1142 A.D.) who was a Chinese patriot and nationalist military leader who fought for the Southern Song Dynasty against the Jurchen (a northern tribe which established the Jin Dynasty).
He is one of the best-known generals in Chinese history, and widely credited for the creation of the martial art known as Xingyiquan.
Dimensions: Thickness: 5 inches
Height: 12 inches
Length: 52 1/2 inches
Note: the custom stand is 6 inches high so must add 6 inches for total height with stand
Dates to the Qing Dynasty circa 1860
It has ben custom mounted on sturdy steel legs to allow display. These can be easily removed if desired.