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    • Painted and Glazed Earthenware Guardian Animal
    • Painted and Glazed Earthenware Guardian Animal
    Painted and Glazed Earthenware Guardian Animal

    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.

    Painted and Glazed Earthenware Guardian Animal

    Northern Qi period, 550 - 577 

    This guardian animal or chimera, would have had a protective function in the tomb, guarding the occupant from harm. The figure combines feline characteristics such as the squarish head and powerful body with elements of a dragon – such as the dorsal spikes and wings.

    Height: 48.5cm