A GRAY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A LION Tang dynasty
Lot 8161
A GRAY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A LION
Tang dynasty
Sold for US$ 37,500 inc. premium

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A GRAY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A LION Tang dynasty
A GRAY LIMESTONE FIGURE OF A LION
Tang dynasty
The powerful beast with broad muscular chest, seated on its rear haunches, the body in a gentle curve, the turned head with tightly curled mane, fronted by bulging eyes, above a mouth open in a roar, the curled tongue framed by its fangs, all supported on a square pedestal.
12 1/4in (31.2cm) high

Footnotes

  • 唐 石雕坐獅

    Provenance
    Christie's Hong Kong, 1-3 May 1994. Lot 535

    A similar example in the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is illustrated in The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty. Los Angeles County Museum, Jan 8-Feb 17, 1957, Cat. 41; and also in Bradley Smith and Weng Wango, China: A History in Art, New York, 1979, p. 118.

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  • Please note the provenance should read: Christie's, Hong Kong, 1-3 May 1994, lot 535
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