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Seated figure of a elderly man, ancestor statue, Hunan province, China, approximately 130 - 180 years old. Dimensions: 12.5 x 5.5”x 4”. 
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 divinize ancestors that never spread beyond the village level.

Ancestor Statue

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