Longquan ware figure of Zhenwu, the Perfected Warrior - 914.7.64_1

914.7.64_1

Longquan ware figure of Zhenwu, the Perfected Warrior

Maker: Longquan ware
Medium:Moulded stoneware with hand-made components and glaze
Geography: Longquan Xian, Zhejiang province, China
Date: 14th-16th Century
Period: Yuan-Ming Dynasty
Dimensions:
26 x 13.5 x 10 cm
Object number: 914.7.64
On view
Gallery Location:Matthews Family Court of Chinese Sculpture
DescriptionZhenwu is associated with the constellation of the Northern Dipper, and is shown with the symbolic animals of the North: a tortoise entwined by a snake. Seen as the 82nd transformation of Laozi, he was one of the most important deities of Daoism, closely associated with the emperor.
Collection:
China
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