18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 25,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
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.
C.T. Loo & Cie, Paris.
J.T. Tai & Co., New York, 1965.
Olov Jansé, Briques et Objets Céramiques Funéraires de l'Epoque des Han, C.T. Loo & Cie, Paris, 1936, pl. XIII (3).