Han Dynasty, Chinese, terracotta, dog figure/statue. Often placed within tombs in order to guide and guard the departed within their afterlife, honor for canines has reigned throughout Chinese history as such animals are symbols of bonding, trust and loyalty. Poised within a crouched position, this handsome figure/statue was molded and hand-crafted of red terracotta clay and is unglazed. Alert with head facing forward, his round eyes gaze forward, ears stand erect, and both his teeth and tongue are visible. His tail is coiled to one side, and a harness with two large, overlapping loops is worn. Incised lines provide added aesthetics to his whiskers, eyelashes, nose wrinkles and toes. Restoration has taken place throughout the years to his two front legs as well as harness. Please note, this figure/statue shows signs of wear commensurate with age. Additionally, there is a chip to his nose. See photos for more details.
SPECIAL NOTE: This piece is extremely fragile and will require extra care for shipment, including ample bubble wrap and double-boxing. Handling and shipping costs will be higher as a result, and are only estimated at this time. Final calculations will be completed upon sale. Also, we ship via the United States Postal Service. Restrictions on packaging may be imposed depending on your locale.
Dimensions: 11.75” x 4.75” x 5.5”
C: KHB; BL: OOO
Chinese Terracotta Crouched Dog Figure Statue Han Dynasty
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