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A gilt and lacquered wooden sculpture of a guardsman, Qing dynasty, 18th century.

30 000 - 50 000 SEK
2 650 - 4 420 EUR
2 820 - 4 700 USD
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30 000 SEK
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Cecilia Nordström
Cecilia Nordström
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A gilt and lacquered wooden sculpture of a guardsman, Qing dynasty, 18th century.

The figure is clad in a tiger skin and loose fitted robes, holding his right hand facing upward. Height 38.5 cm.

Fingers with damages.


From the Collection of Dr. David A Hummel, (1893-1984). A Swedish medical doctor, explorer and resistance man during the World War II. The figure came to Sweden when David Hummel participated in the Sven Hedin expedition of 1927-1934, as the expiditions medic. He also participated in gathering plants, animals and mapping. After the WWII, he was awarded the Commander of the Order of St. Olav and the White Rose of Finland. David Hummel gave the sculpture to his colleague Einar Edberg, thence by descent within the family.


David A Hummel donated a great deal of his collections to the Etnographic museum in Stockholm.


The black and white images is of David Axelsson Hummel, 'Dick', his participation in the Sven Hedin Expidition is recorded in Hedinexpeditionen, 4:1 1927-28 and Johan Gunnar Andersson, (1932), Den stora färden, i Ord och Bild, andra häftet, page 65-81.

The black and white group photo, 1933, David Hummel, 4th from the left. Sven Hedin in the center with a walking stick in his hand.

David Hummel på¨sion his mule in the Min Shan Tsagahing pass 3100 meter above the sea.

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