Guan Yu on Horse (关羽)

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Description

Guan Yu is a righteous and loyal warrior. He was a general serving under the warlord Liu Bei in the late Eastern Han dynasty. He played a significant role in the civil war that led to the collapse of the dynasty and the establishment of the state of Shu Han – founded by Liu Bei – in the Three Kingdoms period. Traditionally, he is portrayed as a red-faced warrior with a long lush beard , his eyes were like that of a phoenix’s, and his eyebrows resembled silkworms. He had a dignified aura and looked quite majestic. Guan Yu’s favoured weapon was a glaive named the Green Dragon Crescent Blade, and was said to weigh about 49.2 kg.

This master piece is designed by a well-known Japanese designer, Kimiya Masago, who is one of the best designers from Koei! Guan-yu is portrayed here riding into combat on top of the feared Red Hare – the fastest horse in the Three Kingdoms at the time. His armour is beautifully detailed with the dragon motif skillfully incorporated in the overall design. Guan-yu is pictured here to be calm and composed even as he rides into combat.

关羽本字长生,后改字云长,河东郡解县(今山西运城)人,雅号“美髯公”。早年跟随刘备颠沛流离,辗转各地,和刘备、张飞情同兄弟,同时也是刘备的主要亲信和将领,他体现了春秋经的捍卫正统的忠义勇武的形象,多被民众尊称为关公、关老爷,又多次被后代帝王褒封,直至武圣,与“文圣”孔子齐名。关羽与张飞、马超、黄忠、赵云等五人并称“五虎上将”。

关羽是东汉末年三国时期刘备的重要将领。他最为特殊之处是, 千百年之后关羽仍被华人奉为战神,民间崇拜的不是他的指挥若定,而是他的道德力量,义重如山,尤其他忠义和勇武的形象,仍被民众流传至今。关羽的事迹有桃园结义、战吕布、过五关斩六将、战黄忠、手持青龙偃月刀、坐骑赤兔马、又因关公胡子漂亮,因此有外号「美髯公」之称。

此佳作是由日本知名画家正子公也设计,他是Koei日本游戏软体开发公司的首席设计师!

(Height: 31 cm approx.)

(Material: Clay, Porcelain, Ceramic Composite)

(Finish: Bronze Layer)

Additional information

Weight4 kg

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