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Court official
(19th century)

Medium
lacquered wood
Measurements
28.2 × 20.8 × 8.2 cm
Place/s of Execution
China
Accession Number
1978-D3
Department
Asian Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Bequest of Dr G. E. Morrison, 1921
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Gallery location
Not on display
Description
A small sculpture of a scholar court official dressed in official robes and wearing a tall hat. He is holding his hands with his right hand over his left hand in what appears as a gesture of meditation or worship. Carved in wood, the statue is covered in gold lacquer.