Bronze Mythical Animal
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Bronze Mythical Animal, China, possibly Tang dynasty, half-seated with its forelegs half-raised and head turned to the side, tail coiled, decorated with incised details, the forehead marked incised "wang" (king), ht. 3 7/8, wd. 4 5/8 in.
Provenance: Estate of the late Charles R. Rogers, Assistant Director of Baltimore Museum of Art, per repute given to Mr. Rogers by Dr. Chao-Ming Chen of Baltimore, Maryland, a dealer in Chinese antiques from 1925-1955 and the owner of The Tai Sheng and Co. Import store.
repairs in different metal to base of front paws, left leg cracked and repaired, traces of repairs around the neck and belly, and overall surface encrustations.
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