Earth Spirit Tomb Sculptures from the Tang Dynasty

Description:

A pair of ancient Chinese sculptures dating to the Tang Dynasty, depicting grave-quelling earth spirits known as ‘zhenmushou’. These tomb guardians were depicted with fearsome features to ward off intruders and keep the dead from rising. Made of unglazed pottery. TL Test certificate included. Both statues are in good antique condition, with age appropriate fading and wear, and some restoration evident to one of the wings.
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SKU

9407

Dimensions

HEIGHT: 20in (51cm) WIDTH: 23in (58cm) DEPTH: 9in (23cm)

Dealer

G116

Material

Clay

Style

Asian Antique

Place of Origin

China

Color

Pink

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