Country Group: China, Japan and Korea
Early Chinese or Tibetan guardian figure. Hard to date because it is so unique, but based on the casting and overall look it appears to be at least 15thC, and possibly much earlier. Lots of personality in this delightful fellow. This piece stands proudly at 6.5 inches tall and 8.5 inches on its custom base. Note the outstretched highly detailed bird covering his head. His face is more endearing and humorous than frightening. It looks ancient--at least Ming and likely earlier. Width 1.75", Depth 2"