Chinese bronze figure of a scholar or Wen Chang, the Taoist or Daoist diety of literature, depicted standing in headdress and robes and holding a scroll. Integral base with molded skirt. 10 7/8" H. Accompanied by a 1990 purchase receipt from The Red Torii, Charleston, SC. Provenance: The Estates of Olen Bryant and late Vanderbilt University art professor Thomas Brumbaugh, Clarksville/Cottontown, Tennessee CONDITION: Considerable oxidation, 1/4" tear to rear of base, skirt misshapen on rear of base, several scattered tiny holes and patches to rear of figure and lower sides of figure.
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