A large bronze figure of Wenchang Late Ming dynasty | 明末 銅文昌帝君坐像
Later Chinese Bronzes from the Collection of Sydney L. Moss Ltd.
A large bronze figure of Wenchang
Late Ming dynasty
Sydney L. Moss Ltd 珍藏中國晚期銅器
sturdily cast as the God of Literature seated on a plinth with the left hand resting on the knee, depicted with a serene expression above locks of moustache and beard trailing downwards, all surmounted by his tall official's cap with a raised back and two long streamers, the long robes skilfully decorated with floral hems and dragon motifs, further secured with two belts