Large Impressive Pottery Ox

Large Impressive Pottery Ox. Well modelled with head raised facing forward. His long tongue reaching into one of the nostrils. The ears projecting below the curved horns. The ox with large circular bosses on the scored harness and straps of the rump trappings hung with ovoid tasselled medallions. Traces of the original red pigment.

This figure is similar to an ox included in the exhibition, Animals and Animal Designs in Chinese Art, Eskenazi, New York, 24 March – 4 April 1998, no. 14, dated to Northern Qi Dynasty. For an ox excavated in Wangguo Village, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, in 1981, see Son of Heaven, Chinese Overseas Archaeological Exhibition, Beijing, Catalogue, p. 190, pl. 123.

Very Large and Impressive Painted Gray Pottery Ox

Excellent condition. An intact.
Northern Qi Dynasty (550 to 577 A.D.)
Long 39 cm, high 30,5 cm

– A Certificate of Authenticity from Becker Antiques (specialist in Chinese pottery since 1969, Amsterdam) will accompany the item.

– The result of the thermoluminescence test, is consistent with the dating of the item, Northern Qi dynasty (ca. 1600 years old). Sampling in 3 different points

– Provenance: Property of a Noble Dutch gentleman; acquired 1980s-1990s.

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