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Chinese Tang Sancai Pottery Votive - Ox Effigy

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Chinese Tang Sancai Pottery Votive - Ox Effigy
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**First Time At Auction**

East Asia, China, Tang Dynasty, ca. 618 to 906 CE. A mold-formed pottery tomb votive effigy of a water buffalo or ox standing atop an integral base with delineated legs. The buffalo has a bulbous body, low relief horns, and protruding shoulder blades / hump that also might be a loaded pack. Remains of the sancai glaze in green and yellow hues tinted by copper and iron cover most of the surface of this charming burial offering. Size: 2.5" L x 1.25" W x 2" H (6.4 cm x 3.2 cm x 5.1 cm)

Provenance: ex-Nancy and Dr. E.F. Simpson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA, acquired from 1970 to 2000

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Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#171771
Condition
Repaired, light adhesive residue on legs and hairline fissures. Chips and softening of details. Old inventory label on base.
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Chinese Tang Sancai Pottery Votive - Ox Effigy

Estimate $600 - $900
May 26, 2022
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0074A: Chinese Tang Sancai Pottery Votive - Ox Effigy

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Est. $600 - $900Starting Price $300
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May 26, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0074A Details

Description
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**First Time At Auction**

East Asia, China, Tang Dynasty, ca. 618 to 906 CE. A mold-formed pottery tomb votive effigy of a water buffalo or ox standing atop an integral base with delineated legs. The buffalo has a bulbous body, low relief horns, and protruding shoulder blades / hump that also might be a loaded pack. Remains of the sancai glaze in green and yellow hues tinted by copper and iron cover most of the surface of this charming burial offering. Size: 2.5" L x 1.25" W x 2" H (6.4 cm x 3.2 cm x 5.1 cm)

Provenance: ex-Nancy and Dr. E.F. Simpson collection, Los Angeles, California, USA, acquired from 1970 to 2000

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent increases of shipments being seized by Australian & German customs (even for items with pre-UNESCO provenance), we will no longer ship most antiquities and ancient Chinese art to Australia & Germany. For categories of items that are acceptable to ship to Australia or Germany, please contact us directly or work with your local customs brokerage firm.

Display stands not described as included/custom in the item description are for photography purposes only and will not be included with the item upon shipping.

#171771
Condition
...
Repaired, light adhesive residue on legs and hairline fissures. Chips and softening of details. Old inventory label on base.

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