Eastern Han Dynasty Dog Statuette

GBP 395.00

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Object Description

A finely modelled Eastern Han Dynasty hollow-moulded statuette of a dog, shown standing on all four legs and wearing a thick collar. The dog is depicted in a menacing look, expressed though the pricked ears, the staring eyes and the tightly clenched jaws. Its collar wraps around the animal’s chest and neck, terminating in a loop on its shoulders. A fashionable accessory of the time, the ridged collar suggests that the animal was a pet with a wealthy owner.

Date: Circa 25- 220 AD
Period: Eastern Han Dynasty

Object Condition

Good condition, with earthy encrustations and signs of wear on the surface. A crack below the neck, chipped tail and partly chipped ears.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:17 x H:14 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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