This is the first mudman I have seen with a sword. He is holding a fly whisk which is a symbol of leadership. The sword certainly does infer his power. He has a large hat, and very well-detailed. I believe he is Lü Dongbin, the leader of the Eight Immortals. His attribute, the sword, which can subdue the evil, allowed him to travel the earth slaying dragons and fighting evil. However, he could be the old immortal barber, Lu Tung Pin, his attribute is the sword and fly whisk (symbol of authority).
Country of Origin: China.
Size: 7 1/2" tall.
Signed: Incised "China" on bottom.
Condition. Other than crazing, Very Good. No losses.
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