This is the signature on the pair sculptures. I translated only one word (the right one) - 大 "big", but other I can't recognize. Please, help

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  • I was going to say it read 大明永樂年製 <Made during the Ming dynasty Yongle era (1403-1424)> but the last character looks different from the 製 in seal script. I would like to know what else besides 製 can follow 大明永樂年 in this mark
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Dec 15, 2022 at 18:18
  • Yes, the last word is "施" (說文小篆), who identified it? applaudable! :)
    – r13
    Commented Dec 15, 2022 at 19:42

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大明 - Ming dynasty

永樂年 - Yongle era (1403-1424)

施 - Applied; carried out

So, basically, this mark told you the sculptures were made between 1403 and 1424. Not a signature

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