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Guardian, probably a Lokapala (Tian wang)

Period: Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date: early 17th century
Culture: China
Medium: Gilt brass; lost-wax cast
Dimensions: H. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); W. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm); D. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Purchase, The Vincent Astor Foundation Gift, 2002
Accession Number: 2002.254

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