Antique huge granite warrior figure from the Ming dynasty. Hand carved and used in royalty’s tomb as a guardian animal statue. These huge stone statues were placed on both sides of the spirit way that leads to the tomb.
36 (18 on each side) huge human and animal statutes including lions, elephants, camels, and horses, among others. 24 of them are animal statutes, while 12 are human statues lined the road, depending on the emperor’s scale. Some of the statutes are up to 30 cubic meters in volume.
During the ancient time, human labor still the only way to transport the sculptures. Sculptures in these sizes are much heavier than any cart, so they poured water on the road during the winter and it formed ice. then they hauled the piece forward by sliding on the slippery ice.
We have a pair of the warrior figures. Both piece have an attached base to buried to the ground. Feel free to come in and check their condition. Or contact us for more detail pictures and information.
Dimensions: 15″ x 27″ x 88″(height is only for the part above the ground)
Due to the size and/ or the delicate situation of the item. Please contact us for more details about picking up /shipping options.
*Antique piece. Sell in used, pre-owned condition. Vintage and antique items by nature have variable amounts of wear, imperfections, signs of use, age and time. Perfectly imperfect. Condition shown as in pictures. Kindly contact us if you need more info. or detail pictures.