Lot 285 (Asian Art, 7th November 2017)
A Chinese lacquered six-fold screen,
second half of the 19th century, finely painted in two-colour gold, with six renowned warriors from the Yuntai Twenty-eight Generals, Cen Peng (? - 36), Feng Yi (? - 34), Zang Gong (? - 58), Ma Wu (? - 61), Li, Zhong (? - 43), and Pi Tong (? - 30), standing in their armour with weapons in their hands, the other side with scholar officials wearing court robes with the first rank badge of crane, all against a black lacquered ground,
each panel 192.5 x, 49.7cm (6)
In the third year of Yongping (60) in Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220), Emperor Ming of Han honoured twenty-eight most distinguished warriors who had served his father (Emperor Guangwu of Han) well by painting their portraits on Yuntai, the, South Palace's Cloud Tower in Luoyang.
Sold for £13,000
Cracks, splits and knocks to surface.
Chips to edges and corners.
Some wear to gilding.
Some metal mounting to feet missing.
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