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Very Large, Intricately Carved, Rosewood Statue of a Samurai[?]

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Asian Statues516 of 865Huge and Intricate Chinese Rosewood CarvingSolid Sterling Silver Figurine of Ganesh - God of Obstacles. Unknown Markings & Time Period
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    Posted 5 years ago

    ho2cultcha
    (3632 items)

    I think that this is rosewood. It stands 23 inches tall and is very finely made. There are two of them - the other being an older carving of a group of old people. A friend helped somewhat clean out their attic today and they gave these to my friend who sold them to me. I know that 'Samurai' is Japanese and this looks Chinese, but i'm not sure what a Samurai is called in China. any info on these carving sought. thank you!!

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      He is a beauty! Good point ...I don't know what Chinese warriors are called either :(
    2. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      He is amazing, so intricate!

      check out this modern bronze
      http://www.aliexpress.com/item/26-Chinese-Bronze-Flok-Dragon-Head-Warrior-Sword-Guan-Gong-GuanYu-God-Statue/32221988578.html
    3. AzTom AzTom, 5 years ago
      I hope someone comes through for you.
      I have been searching info on these with very little luck. I picked up a few that even has what appears to be ivory teeth.
    4. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guan_Yu
    5. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      thank you walksoftly, AzTom, and Jim! this piece is quite a bit newer than the more elaborate one, i think. more pics here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk3J3xWw

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