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CARVED WOOD CHINESE WARRIOR FIGURE
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CHINESE CARVED WOOD WARRIOR FIGURE

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We recently acquired this wonderful figure of a Chinese Warrior.    He appears to be doing battle with  a snake (under his right foot), and his left foot is astride a turtle.  I'm sure this figure represents a story in Chinese history, but we have been unable to locate a specific source.  However, we think that this figure may represent the following:

"Wei Tuo P-s (bodhisattva Skanda) is recognized as one of the eight divine protectors in Chinese Buddhism. Iconographically, he appears as a majestic general in his armor.

Before entering Nirvana, Buddha ordered the general, who remained in this world, to protect the Buddha Dharma. After the death of Buddha, the relics were robbed by evil demons. The bodhisattva Wei Tuo managed to overcome the demons and recovered the relics of Buddha.

Wei Tuo P S is regarded as a devoted guardian of Buddhist monasteries who guards faithfully the Buddhist treasures and the objects of the Dharma."

Price:  $495.00  includes domestic shipping (48 contiguous states)

 

 

He is beautifully and intricately carved and painted.  The gold relief of his costume is done in exceptionally fine detail, and his face is extremely well done although partially blackened  from being in an outdoor environment. 

There is a repaired piece in the swirling cloth around his head and some small chips of missing paint out of the same area.  Other than that, he is in good condition.

Dimensions: 

Height: 15",  Width: 9", Depth: 8"      Weight:  6 lbs.

  BACK VIEW

This lovely statue was represented to us as a very old piece, although we have no way of determining its age.  It appears to us to be a truly old relic. 

 

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