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Chinese Unglazed Pottery Figure of a Mythical Tricorn Animal

Western Jin dynasty, AD 265-317

Description

Masterfully modeled in the full round, the tail with a remarkable curling flourish at the tip.
Length: 17 inches (43 cms)
Height to top of tail: 11 ¾ inches (30 cm.)
TL tested.
Related examples: Metropolitan Museum of Art and another in the former E. Schloss Collection.Another similar example was excavated in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.
 

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