Old statue of Samurai Warrior or Emperor with marks
by Vickie Costello
(Springdale, AR, USA)
Hi Peter, I have a friend that bought this piece at auction. She is an avid collector of Asian pieces. I was wondering if you might shed some light on the mark at the bottom of the statue. I thought that it was a bit unusual that his sandles were complete even on the bottom of the statue. Not sure of what the material is, I haven't seen it in person. I realize that it is a Japanese Samurai Warrior but was hoping you might recognize the piece anyway ;) thanks for any help. Vickie C.