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Antique Chinese Daoist Bronze Figure of Wenchang Wang. 16th-17th Century, Ming Dynasty | Oriental Antiques UK | Asian Art Advisory and Appraisals

Late Ming bronze statue of the Daoist immortal Wenchang Wang, god of literature and culture. Depicted seated on a throne with hands joined in front of his chest and holding a hu sceptre. He is wearing an elaborate ridged headdress, long ceremonial robes and typical ruyi-shaped shoes. Lovely dark patina and visible traces of gilding. In good antique condition with some losses to the base and back of the figure as per photographs. Height: 17 cm Origin: China Date of production: 16th-17th…


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