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Chinese carved gilt wood guardian depicted in seated position with one hand resting on the left thigh, the other raised with palm outwards, having elongated ears and hair in a bun, dressed in a flowing robe with armor pieces to one arm and leg. Paper scroll insert with Asian characters in red ink included. 9 3/4" H x 6 3/8" W x 3 1/2" D. 19th century. Provenance: Provenance: Collection of Thomas M. Alexander, Greeneville, TN, former U.S. Army Captain Airborne/Special Forces during the Late 1960s/Early 1970s in Vietnam. He became a Central Intelligence Agency Field Officer in Southeast Asia, beginning in the Early 1970s until his retirement in 1994.
PROVENANCE: See description for provenance information.
CONDITION: Losses to fingers, foot, and earlobe as well as wear to gilt commensurate with age. Splits to wood, largest measuring 4 3/4" L. Lacking original base.