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figure (ritual & belief: representations)

Gilt copper alloy seated figure of God of War, Guan Yu (literally translated as as Emperor Guan). Depicted with raised eyebrows, slanting eyes and long beard. He wears a robe crossed his chest over full armour, a wide belt hang loosely at front. He is seated with legs pendant and widely apart. His right arm is bent and held in front of chest with thumb touches forefinger, left hand resting on lap and holding the belt.

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