Global Art & Artifacts

Rare Museum Quality Seated Temple Figure / Statue. China.

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Heavy layer of gold gilt. Sealed prayer chamber on back. From a special art exhibit in NYC in May 2000.


Although labelled as a Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), I have some doubts. If this is an empress or immortal, the hair style is more in line with the Sui and Tang Dynasties (581 – 907). Most likely this statue – with the temple makeup and the heavy gold gilt – is from the early 1700s (Qing Dynasty)…. although it is hard to imagine a misrepresentation from this highly-rated art exhibit.


Exceedingly rare in this condition. For the Serious Collector. Stand not included.


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