Global Art & Artifacts

Antique Chinese Tomb Art Statue. Guai Shou. China

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Guai Shou, one of the 5 mythological Chinese creatures, guards the pathways of the dead and also the entrance to Tian Tang (a place like heaven).  Carved from stone.  I think this is at least 100 years of age and was probably used to guard the grave sites . . .  as it has for over a 1000 years. 

Minor chips.  An exceptional piece of antique Chinese funerary art.  

Acquired from an avid collector in Rochester New York.


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