A RARE GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF A SEATED WINGED LION 6TH / 7TH CENTURY
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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- Height 2 in., 5 cm
cast seated with raised right forepaw, the leonine head flanked by wings rising from the shoulders, the chest, wings and tail with incised lines to resemble fur, wood stand (2)
Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf.
Chinese Art from the Collection of James W. and Marilynn Alsdorf, Arts Club of Chicago, 1970, cat. no. B30.
A figure of a similiar lion was included in the Exhibition of Selected Chinese Antiquities from the Cunliffe Collection, Messrs. Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 1973, Cat. no. 54. Another from the collection of Dr. Ip Yee was sold in out Hong Kong rooms, 19th November 1984, lot 7.