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