God of War Guan Yu Zhang Fei Antique Chinese Carved Rosewood Statue 17”H 關羽+張飛
Antique Chinese Rosewood Statue Three Kingdoms God of War Guan Yu and Zhang Fei 關羽+張飛 Origin: China, Circa early 1900s' H 17 in. (44cm), W 9 in. (23cm), D 7.5 in. (19cm) Measurement including height of weapon: 22 in. (56cm) Condition: minor imperfection, overall good!
Guan Yu (Japanese: Kanu) the God of War, is a patron saint of many trades. He is considered as the God of Wealth, and a tutelary deity of business in Chinese culture. As depicted in this statue of Guan Yu and Zhang Fei standing in close proximity, two mythical heroes in strategic alliance, including the warlord Liu Bei 劉備 as the legendary three blood-brothers in the Romance of The Three Kingdoms. The statue is carved in the round, in stylized realism with dynamic movements and expressive facial features, torrential swirls of flowing garments and deeply incised patterns that represents the warriors' armor, elaborate dragons and taotie masks. The figures are thoroughly sculpted both in front and backside. The wood is heavy with an aged burgundy red color, a small chip near the base, and a few shrinkage hairline cracks. No damage or visible restorations and is overall in very good condition.
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