aubergine and green Fahua type glazes

Chen Wu, The Perfected Warrior, late 17th century

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During the Northern Sung dynasty (960-1126), the god Hsuan-wu (Dark Warrior) was transformed into Chen-wu, the perfected warrior. Chen-wu was associated with a powerful group of Taoist celestial marshals known as the Four Saints. These gods were perceived as spirit-guardians of the Taoist faith. Small ceramic sculptures such as this were typically used in domestic settings.

Chen Wu, The Perfected Warrior
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aubergine and green Fahua type glazes