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Object / Artefact › Applied Arts and Design
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  • Description
    Seated Lohan holding pearl, traces of gesso and decoration remaining, missing hand reinstated. This is one of 260 pieces presented by Captain George A Humphreys-Davies. Humphrey’s-Davies (born circa 1888, England – died December 1948, Cannes, France) was a farmer, collector of Eastern ceramics, jades, bronzes and Japanese prints. Educated at Oxford and served with the 2nd Life Guards in the First World War. Post war he saw service in India before coming to Auckland to farm and live at Freshwater, Kawakawa Bay in the early 1920s. A genuine connoisseur and keenly interest in every phase of art, he became a valued supporter of the activities of Auckland Museum. Through the years he acquired a very fine collection of works of eastern art and presented a collection of Chinese pottery figures to the museum.
  • Other Number
    31442, 13690, M1036
  • Collection area
  • Item count
  • Display location
    Arts of Asia Gallery
  • Record richness


  • Credit
    Humphreys-Davies collection, gift of Captain George A Humphreys-Davies 1943, collection of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, M1036
  • Culture
  • Collection
  • Production
    unknown (carver)
    Ming dynasty, 1368-1644, Chinese Dynasty and Reign Periods
  • Consists of
    • .1 - figure › wood
      carved wood, traces of gesso, [stone base]
    • .2 - base › stone
  • Dimensions
    • .1 - figure width : 635mm
    • .2 - base Weight : 344000g
    • .2 - base height : 195mm
    • .2 - base width : 895mm
    • .1 - figure height (approximate) : 1092mm
      (from aa catalogue card)
      (height 1092 x width 635 mm weight of Lohan 43.6 kg base 1265 L x 895 W x 195 H weight of base 344 kg)
    • .1 - figure Weight : 43600g
    • .2 - base length : 1265mm
  • Classification
    AAT Visual Works (Level 1)
    › <visual works> (Level 2)
    › <visual works by medium or technique> (Level 3)
    › sculpture (Level 4)
  • Record created
    17 December 1996

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