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Chinese Unglazed Pottery Figure of a Mythical Tricorn Animal

Western Jin dynasty, AD 265-317


Finely modeled in the full round in walking posed, with head down and horns prominent, the tail with a curling flourish at the tip.
Length: 11 ¾ inches (30 cm.)
Height to top of tail: 7 ¼ inches (18.4 cm.)
TL tested.
Related examples: Metropolitan Museum of Art and Schloss Collection.
Another similar example was excavated in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.
With custom fitted black base.

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