Antique Qing Dynasty Rare Taoist. Hand Carved Solid Wood Gold Gilt 19. Height 11.5 inches (29 cm).
Base Width 5.5 inches (14 cm). Base Depth 5 inches (12.7 cm). This is an excellent rendition of the Taoist deity the Solar Stellar Lord one of the Important Deities in the Heavenly Realm that provides the direct Blessings for All Beings in the Mortal World. This is a classical rendition of the Sun God, the Yang energy of the Yin Yang.At the center of baht kua is the ying-yang symbol -the yang the male half represents - Heaven, Sun, Light, Action, Penetration and Oneness. The emblem of Yang is the dragon and his. Throne has the stylized gold dragons on each arm. The sun deity is presented.
With his face, body and hair all red and he holds a sun disk with the character Sun/Day. The sun god is wearing gold robes and sitting on a chair throne delicately painted.This deity is shown to be able to look straight into the heart of all things by the round wide staring eyes that see the true nature of a thing. His fierce expression provide protection from all evils. This Qing dynasty statue is in great condition some imperfections here and there in the finish, his hair is in excellent condition and his features are painstakingly rendered. The pom-poms emitting from his hat are original truly a piece of art.
He is an impressive figure -11 ½ tall and about 5 ½ wide by 5 inches deep. The veneration it has received covers this 19.Century figure with a patina of incense. I have included a group photo of the ones I have placed in our store, they always look happier in a group. This Taoist statue is part of our large collection amassed over a lifetime of collecting The iconography is superb the execution traditional and the skill at the highest level. This wood carving is not a mass produced metal casting each one has to be created and executed by skilled wood carvers and craftsmen. Please see the many photos for the composition and condition of this rare statue.
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Coffee cup is for scale purposes only. Taiyang Xingjun is the Taoist god of the sun. He is also known as the God of Immense Brightness. Daming Zhishen and his common and popular names are God of the Sun.Taiyang Shen and Lord of the Sun. His formal Taoist religious title is Solar Imperial Lord of the Extreme Cinnabar, Blazing Light, and Abounding Brightness of the Palace of the Sun. Rigong Taidan Yanguang Yuming Taiyang Dijun. The Solar Stellar Lord is in charge of the movements of the sun and the light and heat that it emits.
Because the sun provides the earth with the warmth and light that is necessary for survival, the Solar Stellar Lord is also seen as an important provider of life and vitality. In ancient times, the sun and moon together with the five planets (Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, and Saturn) were deified as seven stellar gods and venerated by the ancients who envisioned the sacred spirit in all things of nature and the universe. They are included in a group collectively known as the Stellar Lords of the Five Planets and Seven Luminaries.
It is also interesting to note that the Solar Stellar Lord also is found in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition in the group of the 24 heavenly deities that are Dharmapalas who protect and defend the Buddhist Law. The Taoist Solar Stellar Lord is called the Venerable Sun God of the Solar Palace. Rigong Taiyang Zuntian in the Buddhist tradition and is probably derived from the Indian Vedic sun god Surya.
Rigong Taiyang Zuntian (Sun God of the Solar Palace). In Ming Dynasty, the belief on Tai Yang Xing Jun became more popular, because in some contexts, the people believed that the Ming Empire was somehow closely connected with him. According to the Taoist tradition, the Birthday of the Solar Stellar Lord.Is observed on the 19th day of the 3rd Chinese lunar month. On this Day, the Taoists or Chinese will tend to visit Temples that being dedicated to Tai Yang Xing Jun to pay respect in early Morning, usually during the timing of Sunrise. Here are some recommended items to be prepared for offerings paying respect.
The item "Qing Dynasty Rare Taoist Deity of the Sun Hand Carved Wood Gold Gilt 19th" is in sale since Saturday, October 18, 2014. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Figurines & Statues". The seller is "toronita1" and is located in Port Orange, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.