Daoist Deity (unnamed)


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Artifact Identification Daoist Deity (unnamed)   (1999.13.0005)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Art
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Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), 18th century
Culture Chinese

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 21.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 14.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 12.3 cm
Weight 480 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Bamboo
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Piercing
Munsell Color Information Strong Brown (7.5YR 4/6) -Robe. Strong Brown (7.5YR 4/8) -Left knee. Strong Yellowish Brown (7.5YR 5/8) -Left ear.

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A

"A rare and finely carved Chinese bamboo carving of a Daoist deity poking his finger into his ear, well patinated, 18th c., Qing (Ch'ing) Dynasty.

Bamboo (Bambusa arundinacea) is the most difficult wood to carve. It is as hard as horn although it is hollow and segmented. It is lustrous and ranges in hue from lemon yellow to black, with warm tones in cherry red, tortoise-shell, mahogany, as well as variegated hues. Bamboo represents longevity because it flourishes throughout the winter. It is highly prized." - Bernie McManus, Appraiser, Woodbury House, Connecticut, 10/23/1999

Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Fred A. Freund Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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