15 janvier 2020

A painted grey pottery figure of an Earth spirit, Northern Wei dynasty, 4th-6th century

Lot 1160. A painted grey pottery figure of an Earth spirit, Northern Wei dynasty, 4th-6th century; Earth spirit 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high, two-headed creature 9 in. (23 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The mythical beast, with leonine head, taloned feet, spikey wings and three flame-like projections rising from the back, is shown seated on a U-shaped base as it opens its mouth in a warning roar. The dark grey body has traces of... [Lire la suite]