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16568

Carved Image of a Seated Official
Item No. 16568

19th Century, Taoist / Popular Religions, China
Lacquer over Wood and Polychrome
6.75" x 3.5" x 3.5"
( 17.145 x 8.89 x 8.89 cm)
(H x W x D)

This official is shown seated comfortably on a low backless pedestal on a raised dias with his hands on the thighs, the left holding the right sleeve and concealing the right hand withing the thick folds of the robe. He is dressed in layered official's robes with an undergarment crossed at the neck and a high underskirt tied with long sashes trailing down to the hem and revealing the front of the feet below.. His hair is pulled up and tucked under a ribbed court official's hat. A rectangular official's pendant strung with beads is placed high on his chest and slightly off center. His rounded face with double chin and heavy lidded downcast eyes is set in a beneficent slight smile with the lips slighly curled and the face framed by pendulous ears. The large aperture in the back is closed with a bung and contains the documents placed there during an eye opening ceremony.

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