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A bronze weight in the form of Liu Hai

Bronze Liu Hai
Bronze Liu Hai 2

CM299

Late Ming to early Qing dynasty
Length: 3 1/4 in, 8.2 cm

the Daoist immortal and god of wealth lies, leaning on his right arm. His three-legged toad rests on his left knee and he holds a string of cash, from which a double gourd is suspended in his hands. He wears a baggy tunic and trousers, bracelets and anklets. The bronze bears a mellow patina.