Figure of god Bishamon

Made:
1500-1900 in China
maker:
Unknown

Hollow bronze figure of Bishamon, one of 7 gods of happiness, dressed as Chinese soldier in elaborate armour, holds reliquary, originally in a shrine, Chinese, 1500-1900

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Category:
Oriental Medicine
Object Number:
A658068
Materials:
bronze, complete
type:
statue
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sculpture
credit:
Phillips, Son and Neale
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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