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Gigantic Tang Dynasty Guardian Statue, 600 - 900 Ad

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Seller: renman1896 (967) 0%, Location: Athol, Massachusetts, Ships to: US, Europe, CA, AU, JP, Item: 251616199003 A gigantic terracotta Tang Dynasty Locapala (Guardian) statue, ca. 600 - 900 AD. The statue, the face wearing a fierce expression, he wears a suit of armor extending to just above the knees, his right hand holding a shafted object now lost to antiquity. He wears a wide brimmed hat, traces of the original whitewash paint over the entire surface. Protruding shoes visible beneath a long gown garment. Very little if any wear to the surfaces, pretty much in as excavated condition, some earthen debris still inside the piece from more than one thousand years beneath the earth. 28" (71cm) tall, 11-1/2" (29.2cm) wide across the elbows, and 4" (10.1cm) front to back. Locapala is a common image in Chinese Buddhism sculptures. According to Buddhism's doctrine, Locapala safeguards the Buddha and its temples. This Locapala statue is a warrior type, he wears a suit of armor and carries a weapon (now lost to antiquity). His awesome physical attributes, including glaring eyes and brawny muscles, command authority and respect. I will furnish a color photocopy (laminated in clear plastic) of a similar attributed statue for complete, permanent dating and culture documentation. This Locapala statue is an outstanding piece of Chinese Buddhist art and also a vivid representative of the valor of the Tang Dynasty's warriors. Also comes with my lifetime Certificate of Authenticity and Guarantee, bid with confidence you will not be disappointed. PS. Be sure to examine my other offerings, thanks. Condition: Right arm re-attached, re-assembled at mid-point., Material: Terracotta

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