Lot 69
A Very Fine Chinese Gilt Wood Sculpture of Weituo
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), a wooden guardian statue depicting Weituo (also known as the Buddhist Bodhisattva Skanda), with red, brown, and black pigments and areas covered in fine gilding, he wears ornate chainmail style armor adorned with very finely carved details and many ferocious lion heads, he stands firm and proud atop a red painted base with his hands in anjalimudra, his face is wide and features slender painted eyes and a peaceful expression beneath a helmet adorned with flowers, a celestial scarf billows upwards behind him.

HOA 23 1/2, Sculpture only 20 in.

Collection of a Texas Gentleman

Overall in very good estate condition; secured to base with two screws to feet; one side of the scarf has been restored; small hole to upper back; a few losses to finger on right hand and sash extending off his right arm; a few scattered nicks to edges; scattered areas of rubbing and loss to gilt.

$1,500 - 3,000