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16565

Seated Taoist with Hands Clasped to Hold a Tablet
Item No. 16565

18th - 19th Century, Taoist / Popular Religions, China
Wood with Polychrome
15" x 6.75" x 4.5"
( 38.1 x 17.145 x 11.43 cm)
(H x W x D)

This Taoist official seated on a backless throne has his hands clasped in front of him, covered by a ritual cloth, with an indentation into which originally was inserted a hu tablet. He wears the flowing robes of an official flowing to the tips of his shoes, with a shawl over his shoulders and an elaborate official's hat with high back. The original pigmentation remains throughout with vivid reds and blues on his robe,brown on his shawl, red on the front and green on the back of his hat,and dark skin tones on his face. There is an open bong in the back into which was inserted sutras and other documents or ritual articles during and eye opening ceremony.

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