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This seated figure of an ancestor has a subtle tilt to the head giving an interesting dynamic to the body expression.
 Hunan province, China, approximately 160 - 180 years old.
Dimensions: 8”x 3.5”x 3”
 Ancestor Statues would have
been put on the domestic altar.
Today, however, it is rather common to see photographs of ancestors on family altars. The contents of the documents found in the Hunan statues suggests that there were many local cults to divinized ancestors that never spread beyond the village level.

Ancestor Statue

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