Offered is this authentic Chinese antique Ming dynasty (1368-1644) iron figure depicting the deity, Guandi, standing in armored robes and donning his helmet while stroking his beard and standing upon a pedestal base with a four-character mark.
Guandi, historical name Guan Yu, also called Guan Gong or Wudi, Chinese god of war whose immense popularity with the common people rests on the firm belief that his control over evil spirits is so great that even actors who play his part in dramas share his power over demons.
Guandi is not only a natural favourite of soldiers but has been chosen patron of numerous trades and professions. This is because Guan Yu, the mortal who became Guandi after death, is said by tradition to have been a peddler of bean curd early in life.
Virtually all proper Chinese homes have a Guandi figure for protection. Why not make yours and authentic Ming dynasty iron statue.
26" H x 13" W x 8" D