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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 285

    A RARE STONE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT BUFFALO

    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC

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    A RARE STONE FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT BUFFALO
    LATE SHANG/EARLY WESTERN ZHOU DYNASTY, CIRCA 1100 BC
    The flattened figure with head turned to one side carved with flat muzzle, flattened circular eyes either side of a median ridge, and a pair of horns, the legs tucked along the sides of the body and the back surmounted by three, shallow rectangular block-like segments, the one closest to the head with a concave center, the one at the rear carved on the back edge with a small pointed tail, the underside flat, the finely mottled black and white stone with traces of cinnabar and earth adhesions
    5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) long, box


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    Provenance

    A.W. Bahr Collection, Weybridge, 1963.


    Literature

    A. Salmony, Chinese Jade through the Wei Dynasty, New York, 1963, pl. II-2.