Property from a Michael Taylor designed residence
Two painted pottery tomb guardian figures
China, Tang dynasty
Each seated on its haunches with flame-like tufts rising from the shoulders, one body supporting a leonine head with fantastic horns and curving mane, the other a human head with heavy beard and peaked coiffure; the surfaces showing remains of pigment and burial earth.
heights 20 and 20 3/4in (51 and 52.5cm)