Antique Chinese Tomb Art Statue. Guai Shou. China
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.