Bronze: sculpture

One bronze figurine of the Sino-Tibetan deity figure Dam Can. Outstretched hands are represented performing simhamukha or 'lion face' mudra. Dam Can depicted riding a cow upon a base that exhibits stylised wave patterns. Figurine exhibits remains of red and yellow pigmentation.
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From Shaanxi Province. Gifted by Alley during a visit to New Zealand in 1937. Loaned to the Rewi Alley Chinese Art and Crafts Exhibition, held at the Provincial Council Chambers, Christchurch, in 1956.
Dimensions (LxWxH): 100 x 80 x 40mm (3 15/16 x 3 1/8 x 1 9/16")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 240 x 300 x 280mm (9 7/16 x 11 13/16 x 11")
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