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    • Bronze Dragon
    • Bronze Dragon
    Bronze Dragon

    Six Dynasties art from the Norman A. Kurland collection part two

    1 November - 24 November, 2018

    Click here to view Giuseppe Eskenazi discussing the collection

    From 1 to 24 November 2018, Eskenazi Limited will show the second part of the collection of Norman A. Kurland, a renowned American film and television agent who over a period of four decades has assembled the most important private collection of art and sculpture from the Six Dynasties period (220 to 581 AD). The exhibition follows the success of Part one which was held in November 2017 and which attracted great attention with works now residing in museum and private collections. Part two will feature thirty-eight works including two highly important early Buddhist sculptures alongside rare and exceptional examples of earthenware, metalwork and textiles.

    Bronze Dragon

    Six Dynasties period, 6th century

    This striding bronze dragon is superbly modelled to show its muscular strength and sinuous elegance. More than any other creature, the dragon is linked with China and this auspicious animal is found on early Chinese ritual bronze vessels. The dragon was associated with rain-bringing and certainly from the Han period, it was closely identified with the emperor, as well as being one of the animals of the cardinal directions.

    Length: 28.0cm