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Dated gilt bronze door guardian figure Ming

Dated gilt bronze door guardian figure Ming
Dated gilt bronze door guardian figure
Ming
Dated gilt bronze door guardian figure
Ming
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Dated gilt bronze door guardian figure Ming dynasty, Wanli period 1614 AD
Dated gilt bronze door guardian figure Ming
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A deity without form and the concept of Wei
Wu Hung
4.2002
Orientations magazine Limited 17th Floor, 200 Lockhart Road Hong Kong
In Orientations magazine for April 2002 at page 38. This article is full of interest and mentions that the original concept of the Dao was a deity without form and therefore incapable of representation; Laozi ,the author of the Eastern Zhou (771BC=221BC)