An old Chinese bronze statuette

Estimate: $3,200

Lot Description

An old Chinese bronze statuette, possibly as early as Ming Dynasty, of Zhuge Liang. Modelled seated upon a throne chair, his hands clasped to his front, his beard and moustache trail tentacle like over his sternum, his hair bound in uniform rows, traces of original gilding and red lacquer, cut away section to reverse. W.170 x D.120 x H.305mm. Note: Zhuge Liang's courtesy name Kongming, was a Chinese politician, military strategist, writer, engineer and inventor. He served as the Imperial Chancellor and regent of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period