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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 320

    A MOLDED GREY POTTERY RECTANGULAR TILE

    EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)

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    A MOLDED GREY POTTERY RECTANGULAR TILE
    EASTERN HAN DYNASTY (25-220)
    One side molded with three pictorial bands of repeating images alternating with two bands of diamonds, the upper band with dragons with heads turned towards each other across a pendent bi that joins their bodies; the middle band with hunting scenes; and the bottom band with striding tigers, all within hatchured borders
    14 x 41½ in. (35.5 x 105.5 cm.), stand


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    A grey pottery tile of the same size with the same stamped decoration in The Cleveland Museum of Art, was included in the exhibition, Realm of the Immortals: Daoism in the Arts of China, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 10 February - 10 April 1988, no. 9.

    Provenance

    C.T. Loo & Cie, Paris.
    J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.


    Literature

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