The Gazweasel Times

By gazweasel

Chinese envoy

It's Friday so it has to be the V&A...or vice versa.

This is a big imposing Chinese sculpture from the Ming dynasty (1400-1600). There are two of them standing guard over the Chinese gallery. Originally they formed part of a Spirit Way that led to the tomb of a prince or someone really, really important.

I've only included the head but it's a full figure standing around 8' tall.

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