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THREE POTTERY FIGURES OF ANIMALS
HAN DYNASTY – SIX DYNASTIES
comprising a gray pottery figure of a standing owl; a gray pottery figure of a recumbent water buffalo; and a gray pottery figure of a mythical beast roaming with its tail raised and head bowed, traces of pigment (4)
Length of longest 12 1/4  in., 31.1 cm
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Provenance

The owl:       
Sotheby’s New York, 13th March 1975, lot 185.
Collection of Ezekiel (1913-1987) and Lillian (1923-2012) Schloss.

The water buffalo:
Collection of Ezekiel (1913-1987) and Lillian (1923-2012) Schloss.

The mythical beast:
Ralph M. Chait, New York.
Collection of Archbold van Beuren.
Christie’s New York, 6th June 1985, lot 31.
Collection of Ezekiel (1913-1987) and Lillian (1923-2012) Schloss.

Exhibited

The owl:
Art of the Han, China Institute, New York, 1979, cat. no. 54.
Into the Afterlilfe: Han and Six Dynasties Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1990, cat. no. 5.

The mythical beast:
Into the Afterlife: Han and Six Dynasties Chinese Tomb Sculpture from the Schloss Collection, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1990, cat. no. 32.

Catalogue Note

The dating of the figures in this lot are consistent with the results of thermoluminescence tests, as follows: the water buffalo, Oxford sample no. 466Z12; the mythical beast, Oxford sample no. 366J83.

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