Important bronze statue with traces of gilding, of a deer standing with its right front leg bent, its head turned to the left rear, the folds of its neck finely pleated, its coat spotted with hair, its mouth half-open, it stands on the lookout, its ears on the lookout.
Height : 73 cm 73 cm ; Length : 67 cm.
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The deer, a classical symbol in Chinese mythology, is pronounced "lu", homophone of favors, emoluments of officials, it embodies wealth, nobility and success in imperial examinations.
Faithful companion of Shou Lao, God of longevity and the goddess Magu, they symbolize together longevity in the Taoist tradition. The fallow deer is reputed to live a long time, it remains the only animal capable of finding the mushroom of longevity, the "lingzhi". It is found in traditional Chinese paintings, in different types of objects, incense holders, droppers, boxes, perfume burners, lamps, mirror holders, its production extends over several centuries, from the Han to today, in various materials, hard stones, jadeite, nephrite, rock crystal, porcelain, bronze and cloisonné enamels ...
Here, this bronze statue of a deer is distinguished by its grace, its delicate movement, its large size, its patina and its finesse of execution.