文昌塑像，形由何朝宗始創，其外型碩大，巧奪天工。佛羅里達州約翰與梅波潤格林藝術博物館藏品中，有一相類塑像，有方形「何朝宗」印，展於《Blanc de Chine. Divine Images in Porcelain》，China Institute Gallery，紐約，2002年，編號40，也載於 Rose Kerr及John Ayers，《Blanc de Chine. Porcelain from Dehua》，芝加哥，2002年，頁32，圖 21，同書刊一相關德化塑像，其右手執如意，體型略小，屬 Hickley 藏品，見編號27；另有人物塑像，沒執如意，有藝匠方印，見於 Henry Trubner，《Royal Ontario Museum. The Far Eastern Collection》，多倫多，1968年，圖版95；也可參看一體型較小的塑像，以及較早期的青銅像，同錄於 Robert H. Blumenfield，《Blanc de Chine. The Great Porcelain of Dehua》，柏克萊及多倫多，2002年，頁105；紐約蘇富比於1974年10月17/18日（編號217）也曾售出類似、體型較小的塑像，可資比對。
The overall condition is quite good apart from the expected restoration to his index finger and firing crack to the wrist and forearm. The two ribbons on his hat both have about 2 cm section of restoration with additional firing cracks to the rockwork. There is a tiny chip to the plaque on his belt.
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