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788
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF LU DONGBIN
17TH CENTURY
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788
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF LU DONGBIN
17TH CENTURY
Estimate
30,00050,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF LU DONGBIN
17TH CENTURY
cast standing and leaning into a demon, just quelled, the proper right arm with long draped sleeve wrapped around the demon's shoulders, the immortal standing in heavy robes with incised, patterned borders, bearing a small double gourd, with the magic sword across the back, the demon dressed in a skirt of leaves with a beast-mask girdle over short trousers, a larger double gourd pendant over the back, the two figures mounted and raised on a stepped rectangular base
Height 8 7/8  in., 22.5 cm
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Catalogue Note

Lu Dongbin, a beloved Daoist immortal whose legend is based on a Tang dynasty scholar Lu Yan, is typically depicted with his demon-quelling magic sword and fly whisk. In popular 16th and 17th century woodblock print images of the Eight Daoist Immortals, Lu Dongbin is depicted with cap and long belted robes, bearing his sword across his back, similar to the present figure.

Important Chinese Art

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