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Rare Gray Pottery Figure of a Standing Ox

Eastern Han/ Northern Wei dynasty


Of rare type, based directly upon wood cut sculptures of the period.
The Ox stand foursquare with head held slightly up.
Finely modelled with charming personality.
Height: 5 inches
Retaining vestiges of polychrome decoration.
This is first figure of this type we have handled in close to 25 years.  Related examples of ewes and sheep are also known.


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