Property from a Bay Area Collector
A cast iron head of a Daoist deity or deified official
His full face displaying large almond shaped eyes and incised lines to indicate the beard, mustache and hair combed upward beneath the headdress of a court official with a series of raised ridges to the sides, a central plaque to the front containing the character wang and raised rosettes in a band around the base (corrosion, losses).
12 1/4in (31cm) height of head
18 1/4in (46.5cm) height overall