BRONZE FIGURE DAOIST IMMORTAL
P R O V E N A N C E: Property from the Collection of M. L. Sanders, Acquired from a Missionary to Shantung (Shandong) Before 1928, by Repute Before 1905
China, Ming dynasty, 17th Century
High 47,2 cm.
BRONZE FIGURE DAOIST IMMORTAL, standing on a shaped pedestal cast with some scrolling tendrils, his hands holding manuscript and bowl, clad in various garments including a wide-sleeved mantle, its border incised with scrolling, his face displaying a severe expression with slit eyes below raised eyebrows, moustache and beard framing his mouth, his hair covered with a six-ribbed headgear secured with a pin.