Zhenwu is revered by martial artists and considered to be the patron saint of Mount Wudang in Hubei province.
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Seated fahua altar figure of Daoist god Zhenwu, the Perfected Warrior, also known as Xuanwu, or Dark Warrior, who is the guardian of the north. He is depicted seated with an integral backdrop and plinth; under his raised left foot.is a tortoise encircled by a snake, the symbol of the north. He has elongated earlobes and wears an ornate robe. Pale grey stoneware decorated with turquoise and cobalt blue glaze.
figure (ritual & belief: representations)
1 item (description level: whole)
- Broad category
- Anthropology: Ethnography, Daoism
- Additional names, titles, or classifications
catalogue name: figure (ritual & belief: representations)
object name (local): figure (ritual & belief: representations)
object name: figure of Zhenwu (ritual & belief: representations)
object name (Horniman Ethno.): figure of Zhenwu
- China, East Asia, Asia
- Additional place information
made or collected: China
- Date made
- 18th-19th century
- Additional date information
date made: 18th-19th century
date made: 19th century
- Materials & techniques
- clay; glaze
- Additional material & technique information
material: glaze (decoration)
material: clay (overall)
- overall: 14.1732 x 7.9921 x 5.3543 in.; 360 x 203 x 136 mm
- Additional measurement information
overall: 14.1732 x 7.9921 x 5.3543 in.; 360 x 203 x 136 mm
- Bequeathed by Charles Kearley through the Art Fund
donor: Kearley, Charles Hudson
Undefined - 1990-02-23
- Zhenwu is revered by martial artists and considered to be the patron saint of Mount Wudang in Hubei province.
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- Related subjects
object name: figures (ritual & belief: representations)
- Record created 2003-01-23
- Record last updated 2018-11-20
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