This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

25 to 220

Modelled standing, his snout raised sniffing the air, covered in a lead-green glaze, with touches of iridescence. 

This earthenware tomb figure depicts a dog and was made during the Eastern Han dynasty (First century) and was buried in a grave along with other models of animals, farm buildings and daily vessels according to Han funerary customs. The dogs purpose was to guard the tomb against evil spirits.  

A similar model may be found in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, cat. no. C.167-1914 

Stock Code   1546

Dimensions   34.00cm high x 33.00cm wide

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