Lot 550
  • 550

A RARE GILT-BRONZE 'MYTHICAL BEAST' WEIGHT MING DYNASTY, EARLY 15TH CENTURY

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
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Description

recumbent, the body twisting slightly to the left, the shoulders and left hip hunched beside the torso emphasizing the beast's brawny musculature, the face nestled between the front paws with the lip curling up exposing the fangs, the bulging eyes enlivened by the flame-like eyebrows, the horn emerging at the crest of the head and resting against the neck, the pommel-like nodes of the spine, the individual toes and the long strands of fur at the mane, beard and tail all finely articulated, the lustrous gilt well-preserved, wood stand (2)
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