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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 319

    A LARGE MOLDED GREY POTTERY FUNERARY ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT

    EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE MOLDED GREY POTTERY FUNERARY ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENT
    EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)
    Crisply molded on one side with two tigers confronted on a bi, with two further tigers with backwards-turned heads flanking another bi in a panel on the top, a single tiger on one end, a rectangular aperture in the other end, and molded panels of repeating and alternating diamond and angular S-scroll pattern on the reverse
    15 in. (38 cm.) high, 57½ in. (146 cm.) long, 7½ in. (19 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    C.T. Loo & Cie, Paris.
    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1964.


    Literature

    Olov Jansé, Briques et Objets Céramiques Funéraires de l'Epoque des Han, C.T. Loo & Cie, Paris, 1936, pl. XVIII (3a-c).


    Exhibited

    The Columbia University Exhibition of Three Thousand Years of the Ceramic Art and Ancient Sculpture of China, from the Sackler Collections, Low Memorial Library, Columbia University, New York, 11 November 1962 - 18 January 1963.