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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
Accession Number
1934.26.2
Description
Wooden polychromal statuette, painted with gold leaf; male Chinese figure seated on a tiger; a dragon circles around behind them and overhead, making a sort of alcove; seated on semicircular base.
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Accession Number
1934.26.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Images
MeSH Heading
Art
Religion and Medicine
Sculpture
China
Description
Wooden polychromal statuette, painted with gold leaf; male Chinese figure seated on a tiger; a dragon circles around behind them and overhead, making a sort of alcove; seated on semicircular base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. Edna Guest
Site Made (Country)
China
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c.?"
Material
wood
paint
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-R1-2
Dimension Notes
Length 42.5 cm x Width 24.0 cm x Depth 19.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Checks in wood in various places; evidence of insect holes; tail broken from body of tiger at base; ends of three fingers and thumb missing from right hand of man; paint, ground, and small wood losses present throughout; surface dirt and grime on top of paint and gilding; recommend storing under mylar dust cover; wear white cotton gloves to handle.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Person
JPG
Reference Comments
See Academy "Bulletin," Vol. 8, No. 3, Dec. 1934; James Hsu, curator, Far Eastern Dept. ROM, April 1985; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Stauette represents Chang T'ien-Shih, the founder of religious Taoism; he is accompanied by his attendants, a tiger and a dragon; he performs exorcism with his sword.
Images
Less detail