Global Art & Artifacts

Wooden Statue.  Guan Yu. Fierce Warrior.  Boxwood.  Handcarved.  Polished.  Qiantang River.  China

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Guan Yu (162 – 219 AD) was one of the best known historical and warrior figures in China’s ancient history.  He was a military general serving under Liu Bei (a warlord) during the Eastern Han dynasty.  Playing a significant role, Guan Yu helped to bring an end to the Han dynasty.


Even though he led many bloody conflicts, he was respected – an often revered – as daring and fair.  Even today, many Chinese people (especially in southern China) worship him with shrines.


The fiery halo behind this statue speaks to his reputation.


Excellent craftsmanship.  Three sections:  background, statue and weapon.  Shipped in a custom / padded box.




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