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Lot 5028: A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI

Magnificent Asian Works of Art

by California Asian Art Auction Gallery USA

December 10, 2016

El Monte, CA, USA

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  • A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI
  • A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI
  • A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI
  • A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI
  • A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI
  • A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI
  • A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI
  • A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI
  • A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI
  • A STONE CARVED GILT INLAID FIGURE OF LISHI
   
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Description: The guardian is powerfully modelled standing upon a stand, body slightly turned to the right, both hands resting upon his sword which is missing, wearing full armor with large circular gilt breast plates with semi-precious gem, shoulder with a cape, both arms with mythical beast gilt elbow armor, face with stern expression, with large eyes and broad nose, tightly fitted with helmet embellished with semi-precious gems. Tang Dynasty period.

Notes: For a similar lishi guardian figure, however carved in marble and in pair, are included in the exhibition China, Dawn of Golden Age 200 - 750 A.D in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2004, cat.no.231

Dimensions: Height: 20 3/8 in (51.8 cm) Width: 8 in (20.3 cm)

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