Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Wood Guardian Figure w/Original Paint

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Seller: tjantiquties (1,279) 100%, Location: Tucson, Arizona, Ships to: US, Item: 223222395440 Chinese Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Wood Guardian Figure w/Original Paint Very nice Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) wood guardian hand carved figure. These figures were usually buried and would deteriorate away. This figure was most likely in a wet environment and survived. The wood base was cut from slices of a lighter weight log and then carved. Presents a figure standing on a base. The figure is dressed in a short tunic with arms across the stomach, a knife in his hands. The figure has a tall headdress. The face is in a grotesque form typical of a guardian figure. There is remaining red and yellow paint on the figure. The base and headdress has remaining red. The back and front of the tunic had remaining yellow paint. The face, arms and legs are painted black. The dress is typical of the Ming Dynasty period. The shallow carving and design are also typical of the Ming Dynasty period. This is a rare piece and in exceptional condition. This piece is in amazing condition considering its age. As stated above there is lots of remaining paint. The bottom of the right base has rotted away and the knife has been chipped. These figures are getting very hard to find particularly in this high state of preservation. Dimensions: Height 7 1/2 inches (19.05 cm), Width 2 inches (5.08 cm), Depth 1 inch (2.54 cm). If you have any questions or require additional information please call me at 520-429-0177. Note: For International sales, buyer is responsible for shipping and import duty taxes. I insure all International sales and am happy to waive right of reimbursement to the buyer if items are broken. I do not provide shipping refunds on International sales. I also do not pay for return shipping on any sales. I do provide refund (no questions asked) of the initial purchase price of an item once it is returned. Please provide tracking information and insurance if items are returned. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Material: Wood, Original Reproduction Reprint: Original

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