A set of three lacquered Wood Daoist household guardians  Ming dynasty, 16th century (3)

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Lot 82
A set of three lacquered Wood Daoist household guardians
Ming dynasty, 16th century

Sold for US$ 7,575 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

A set of three lacquered Wood Daoist household guardians
Ming dynasty, 16th century
The figures well carved, each in a characteristic pose, possibly depicting three of the six Daoist household spirits (jiazhai liushen); the wood covered with gesso, silver and red lacquer imitating gold.
18 1/2in (47cm) height of tallest figure (3).

Footnotes

  • For a Ming dynasty painting that includes these deities, see Stephen Little, Taoism and the Arts of China (Chicago, 2000), pp.262-263, no.86.
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