CHINESE CARVED WOODEN FIGURE OF WEN CHANG
Early 20th century
Height: 17¾ inches / 45.1 cm
Stock number: RW3995/0119
An early 20th century Chines carved wooden figure of Wen Chang, the god of literature. The surly-looking divinity is represented standing on the head of a large fish becoming a dragon. The transformation of a carp into a dragon was a synonym for the literary success of an industrious student.