10 mars 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 119. A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty  (618-906). Height 3 1/8  in., 8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stately modeled seated on its haunches, the powerful forelegs firmly planted, the head detailed with fierce protruding rounded eyes, thick brows, agape mouth revealing teeth and sharp fangs, and leaf-shaped ears swept to the back, long mane falling into luxurious spiraling curls, the long... [Lire la suite]