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A PAIR OF BLUE AND SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURES OF EARTH SPIRITS
Property from the Robert B. Mayer Family Collection
A PAIR OF BLUE AND SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURES OF EARTH SPIRITS

TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

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A PAIR OF BLUE AND SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURES OF EARTH SPIRITS
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
Each winged creature shown seated with front hoofs firmly planted on a pierced rockwork base, one with leonine face flanked by a flared ruff and a pair of tall horns flanking a flame-form crest rising from the back of the head, the other with unglazed humanoid face and large ears below a tall twist of hair rising to a smiliar crest, all in splashed blue, amber, cream and green glaze
17 7/8 and 19½ in. (45.5 and 49.5 cm.) high (2)
Provenance
Nagatani, Chicago, 18 August 1958.
Mr. & Mrs. Robert B. Mayer, Winnetka, Illinois.
The Robert B. Mayer Family Collection, Chicago.
Exhibited
Phoenix Art Museum: The Robert B. Mayer Memorial Loan Collection, 1991 - 2005.

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