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A pottery model of a recumant tiger/chimera, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD).

15 000 - 20 000 SEK
1 340 - 1 790 EUR
1 420 - 1 900 USD
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15 000 SEK
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Cecilia Nordström
Cecilia Nordström
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A pottery model of a recumant tiger/chimera, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD).

The head of the animal slightly raised in a fierce expression created by its bulbous eyes, open mouth showing its fangs, the front legs curled up, probably had a separately potted object resting on its back, now showing the plinth. Wooden stand. Length 27 cm. Height with wooden stand 16 cm.



Property of a private Swedish Collector.

Ex, Collection of Dr. N Wessen, Stockholm, Sweden.


Exhibited in Kopenhagen in 1950. Label from the ‘Kinas Kunst i Svensk og Dansk eje, det danske Kunstindustrimuseum, Kobenhamn’, 1950. Lot no 232.

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