3 November 1996
A RARE YUEYAO BEAR-SHAPED STAND
JIN/SOUTHERN DYNASTIES, 4TH-5TH CENTURY
Modelled as a squatting bear with its hind legs tucked up to flank its full belly, the head with a grinning expression to expose teeth and fangs, the belly and back incised with a chevron design (elbow and ear chip)
3 1/2 in. (9 cm.) high
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The Tsui Museum of Art, Chinese Ceramics, vol. I, pl. 58.
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