Silver Repoussé Figure of the White Snake Bainiangzi, Late 19th Century
Depicting the heroine from ‘Legend of the White Snake’ holding onto a lingzhi fungus
Bainiangzi height 14" — 35.5 cm.
The scene depicts the moment when Bainiangzi steals a magical fungus that can save her husband Xu Xian.
The collection of a notable Toronto family, acquired prior to 1920.
Department: Asian Art