Lot 4
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A VERY RARE WHITE MARBLE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' STONE PANEL EARLY TANG DYNASTY |

Estimate
150,000 - 250,000 USD
Sold
300,000 USD
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Description

the rectangular fragment deftly carved in relief with a mythical leonine beast depicted in profile striding forward with the interior fore paw raised in motion, the jaws agape in a ferocious aspect, a pointed ear set behind the jaw and below a single curved horn, the luxuriant curled mane and tail delineated with finely carved lines, the powerful body carved with flange-like thick curled tufts of fur running down the back and limbs, above stylized clouds carved of similar coiled flanges tapering to wisps, wood base (2)
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