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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 buffalo upon a base that exhibits stylised wave patterns. Figurine exhibits remains of red and yellow pigmentation.


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.

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100x80x40mm (l x w x h)

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“Bronze: sculpture,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed July 25, 2024, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/244.