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A POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAPARISONED BULL
NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY
standing four-square on a rectangular base with the head raised and the tail hanging languidly, a strapwork harness over the face and a corresponding strapwork cover draping the muscular torso and haunches, traces of polychrome
Length 8 1/4  in., 21 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Ezekiel (1913-1987) and Lillian (1923-2012) Schloss.

Exhibited

Seeking Immortality: Chinese Tomb Sculpture From the Schloss Collection, Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Santa Ana, California, 1996, cat. no. 7.

Catalogue Note

The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford sample no. 666y64.

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