Lot 5064: A GILT-BRONZE STATUE OF GUANDI
December 10, 2016
El Monte, CA, USALive Auction
Description: The God of War seated on a throne with his left hand resting on his left knee and right hand holding a bunch of beard, wearing long robes with billowing sleeves beneath thick, elaborate armor detailed with dragon-form pattern and incised leafy scrolls at the hem, face framed by a long beard and tall cap. Qing Dynasty period.
Notes: Compare a similar but smaller gilt-bronze Guandi (9 in high), sold in Christie's London on May 13, 2008, Lot 133.
Dimensions: Height: 11 3/4 in (29.8 cm) Width: 6 3/4 in (17.1 cm)