Old Warrior Guan Yu hand carved from camphor wood. A very refine and smooth piece done by skilled carving master from 1930’s. From a private collection of a sculpture artist from his very own respectful master. Great lively details on his armor and robe. With him sitting peacefully reading atop a natural form chair of a pine tree.
Guan Yu (died January or February 220), courtesy name Yunchang. He was a Chinese military general serving under the warlord Liu Bei during late Eastern Han dynasty of China.
Along with Zhang Fei, they shared a brotherly relationship with Liu Bei. They accompanied him on most of his early exploits. Guan Yu played a significant role in the events leading up to the end of the Han dynasty. As well as the establishment of Liu Bei’s state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period.
Guan Yu’s life was lionised and his achievements glorified after his death that he was deified during the Sui dynasty. Through generations of storytelling, culminating in the 14th-century historical novel of the Three Kingdoms, his deeds and moral qualities have been given immense emphasis, making Guan Yu one of East Asia’s most popular paradigms of loyalty and righteousness. He is still worshiped by many Chinese people today.
One piece only. Originally from Taiwan.
Dimensions: 11″ x 11″ x 17″
*Old 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.