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Old 15th March 2024, 10:46 PM   #1
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Good evening,
I bought this old large wooden statue of a Chinese temple guardian. Said to be Wei Tuo Pusa
Early Qing dynasty sadly with a lot of wormholes,
Stabilised wood I hope...😬

I have seen this type of sword on several Chinese statues but no real ones.
Does that remind you of something ?
I like the removable helmet
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Old 15th March 2024, 10:50 PM   #2
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Here are the
''Similar shaped swords''
It reminds me large flamed shaped blade gunongs but nothing chinese like jian swords...
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Old 17th March 2024, 10:42 PM   #3
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A ming period wooden statue
the ""sword" looks like a multiple vajra 🤔
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Old 18th March 2024, 08:12 AM   #4
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Good evening,
I bought this old large wooden statue of a Chinese temple guardian. Said to be Wei Tuo Pusa
Early Qing dynasty sadly with a lot of wormholes,
Stabilised wood I hope...😬

I have seen this type of sword on several Chinese statues but no real ones.
Does that remind you of something ?
I like the removable helmet
The weapon looks like sword breaker.

https://swordis.com/blog/chinese-sword-breaker/
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Old 19th March 2024, 08:02 AM   #5
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Thank's a lot Anthony,

Yes it really looks like !👍

I'd like to find a real old one like these or an iron whip
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Old 20th March 2024, 09:48 PM   #6
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I received it and treat it ,
Interesting the left hand position, I didn't notice it:

Palm up, thumb, ring figer and little finger opened
and index and middle finger closed
( personally, I have difficulty doing it 😅 )
Somebody knows this hand position ?
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Old 20th March 2024, 09:52 PM   #7
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depending on how you look at it,
it's cute and quiet or a little less...
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