Lot 7
  • 7

A SMALL GILT-BRONZE LION NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
Sold
18,750 USD
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Description

  • gilt-bronze
  • Height 1 1/4  in., 3.2 cm
the ferocious beast portrayed crouching with one paw raised, the mane framing its leonine face, the mouth open in a roar, and the bushy tail curved with some end tufts touching the body to form a loop, Japanese wood box (6)

Provenance

Hirano Kotoken, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s.

Literature

Rikuchou Jidai No Kondoubutsu, Kuboso Memorial Museum of Arts, Izumi, Japan, 1991, cat. p.179, no.189.

Catalogue Note

A pair of similar lions was sold in these rooms, 4th December 1984, lot 56.
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