Carving: Hehe Erxian, Gods of Mirth, Immortals


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Artifact Identification Carving: Hehe Erxian, Gods of Mirth, Immortals   (1999.13.0017A)
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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) 20.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 16.3 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 9.0 cm
Weight 539 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Inserting
Munsell Color Information Strong Brown (2.5YR 3/6) -Forehead; standing figure. Dark Grayish Reddish Brown (2.5YR 2/2) -Hair; standing figure. Yellowish Gray (10YR 7/2) -Teeth; standing figure.

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A

"A very fine Chinese wood carving of two jovial Buddhist immortals, Hehe Erxian, 18th C., 10"H x 6 1/2"W., very detailed with open mouths and flowing attire, the carving includes fungi and wufu (bats), one figure is seated, one is standing." - Bernie McManus, Appraiser, Woodbury House, Connecticut, 10/23/1999

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Artifact History

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

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