Posted 1 year ago
The Chinese (and Japanese) seem to have a limited number of classical sculptured figures: various aspects of Buddha, Quan Yin, Star Gods, shi-shi lions, millitary figures, etc. But this one is not commonly seen in the West. The figure is 10 1/4" tall to the top of the staff, lost wax casting, silver and gold on brass. This is almost certainly Tu Di Po, thanks to some help from Asian Art Forums. She is the Earth Grandmother, which explains why there is no beard, and wife of Tu Di Gong, the Earth God.