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Predicate Object 1934 1934-01-01T00:00:00.000Z 1934-12-31T00:00:00.000Z 1934.316 gift of Mr Harry S Dadley, Auckland, 1934, collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum, 20748, M1511 Japan 1997-05-16T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-16T21:12:12.535Z 45 figure; cast from bronze; depicts a seated figure of a male sitting on a rock mound holding a fan; figure is a depiction of Han Chun Le the Taoist immortal who discovered the secret of everlasting life, holding the fan with which he revives the souls of the dead; figure is wearing loose robes, his hair is pulled into a bun, his beard reaches his chest; figure comes in two parts being the seated figure and the other being the fan; the fan is a thin piece of bronze; hollow interior which is exposed at the base; on the underside inside the figure there is a small raised seal with japanese characters, likely a makers mark figure
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