A bronze support depicting a figure of a kneeling foreigner

Yuan dynasty, 14th century, China

Height: 21.6 cm, 8.5 inches

The kneeling figure rests on a hexagonal base, his left hand placed on the hip, the right arm held up in support of what would most probably have been a candle holder or censor of some kind that rested on the figure's head and now is missing. The muscular man is naked except for a robe tied around the waist and earrings that hang from pendulous ear lobes.

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