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Lot 164. A small gold-alloy figure of Zhong Kui, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368); 8.3 cm. Lot sold: 252,000 HKD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022

the vanquisher of demons depicted with bulging eyes and a wrathful expression, standing on one leg on rockwork, his right leg lifted up and his left hand bent behind the back, wearing an official hat, court boots and loose robes opening at the chest revealing his round belly.

ProvenanceYin Chuan Tang, Hong Kong, 1st January 1991.

Sotheby's. HOTUNG  The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung: Part 1, Hong Kong, 9 October 2022