A BRONZE FIGURE OF ZHENWU
3.000 € - 5.000 €
Description:China, Ming dynasty
H. 34,5 cm
Seated in martial posture with both legs spread on a stepped throne, his right hand resting on his upper right leg originally holding a sword, the left in front of his chest with ring finger pointing up, wearing armour, tunic with wide sleeves, scarf floating around his shoulders, its streamers encircling the arms and with the finials falling down the throne, his face displaying a severe expression with raised eyebrows above slit eyes, his hair combed backwards and falling down his back, traces of gilt- and red-lacquer.
From a private collection in northern Germany, acquired before 2007
A similar figure of Zhenwu was sold at Christie's, London, 14.5.2010, lot 710
Stand with repairs, wear