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Lot 51. Two painted pottery figures of animals, Northern Wei-Northern Qi Dynasty (386-577); The beast, 9 in. (22 cm.) high; 1212 in. (31.5 cm.) longEstimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 1,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020

The group comprises a seated earth spirit with humanoid face, and an ox standing foursquare on a rectangular platform.

Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.

ProvenanceThe seated earth spirit:
C.T. Loo & Cie, Paris, 1989.
The Irving Collection, New York.

The ox:
R.H. Ellsworth Ltd., New York, 1988.
The Irving Collection, New York
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Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020