Ancient Chinese Earth Spirit

Ancient Chinese Earth Spirit

Item Number: 20009

$25,000.00

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Period: Tang Dynasty, 618-907 CE
Dimensions: H=28 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Material: Glazed Pottery
Condition: Excellent
Region: China
Description
A very large stunning example with sancai (three color) glaze on the body and unglazed terracotta features, extensive polychrome. An earth spirit is a mythical beast with the body of a lion and the legs and cloven hooves of a deer with flame-like wings, and a human featured head. The Chinese actually thought of the earth spirits as celestial guardians.

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