3 November 2009
A RARE GREY POTTERY FIGURE OF A DEMON
WEI DYNASTY, CIRCA 4TH-6TH CENTURY
The reclining figure modelled with one leg raised in the air, the feet with two toes, the face with bulging eyes and bushy eyebrows, traces of red pigment to the hair
12½ in. (31.8 cm.) long
Purchased from Eskenazi Ltd., London, in March 1972.
The Plesch Collections (Cs33).
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The result of Oxford Research Laboratory for Archaeology, thermoluminescence analysis test, no. 127s32, is consistent with the dating of this lot.
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