Chinese Wood Sculpture & Bamboo Carvings



Lacquered wood Taoist temple image of Guandi, the god of war, in military uniform with molded chain armour and ferocious dragons among painted waves and floral medallion ground; Ming dynasty; China; 36 inches (91.4 cm) high.

Taoist deity Wei To clad in an elaborately-carved chainmail armor over a silk robe decorated with celestial scarves; Gilt-lacquered wood; 17th century; 26 inches (66 cm) high.


A lacquered wood figure of the acolyte Jintong accompanying the Goddess of Mercy; 17th century Ming dynasty; China.


Chief immortal Li-tiegwai, clad in hermit leaf costume, leaning on the iron clutch; Boxwood (tsuge, huangyangmu); 17th century; China. 11.52 inches (29.3 cm) high.



Crowned Bodhisattva Kwan Yin standing on a lotus throne; minor repair on fingers; Boxwood (tsuge, huangyangmu); circa 1800; China. 10 inches (25.4 cm) high.


Seated Luohan in a relaxed manner; Boxwood (tsuge, huangyangmu); 18th century; China. 6.23 inches (15.8 cm) high.


Bodhidharma holding a rootwood staff with straw hat and fly whisk fastened to it; Boxwood (tsuge, huangyangmu); 18th century; China.




A figure of the sage Dong Fangxuo clad in a Taoist robe, accompanied by a double gourd wine container and a lingzhi spray, and holding a peach branch; Bamboo; 18th century; China. 8.25 inches (21 cm) high.


A bamboo carving of the Buddha's hand citron, citrus medica; carved coral stem; 18th century; Chinese school. 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) long.  


Last updated 06/09/2003  Zhou Yi