London, South Kensington
11 June 1998
A LATE MING GILT-BRONZE MODEL OF A STANDING FEMALE ATTENDANT
WEARING A BIRD HEADDRESS AND LONG ROBES, THE EDGES WITH WAVE-PATTERNS, HOLDING A BASKET OF FLOWERS, ON A STEPPED RECTANGULAR BASE -- 12¼.IN (31.1CM) HIGH, 16TH/17TH CENTURY.
SEE COLOUR PLATE 45.
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Specialist Sarah Reynolds highlights the sumptuous work of the Pre-Raphaelites’ second and third generations
Specialist Camille de Foresta explains how these two large beasts were made some 1,000 years ago to accompany their Chinese owner into the afterlife