IMPORTANT TERRACOTTA SCULPTURE OF A DEFENSE STICK-SEATED ZHENMUSHOU

Starting price:€ 15 000
Auction date:28.04.2017   14:00
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Lot 1IMPORTANT TERRACOTTA SCULPTURE OF A DEFENSE STICK-SEATED ZHENMUSHOU
IMPORTANT TERRACOTTA SCULPTURE OF A DEFENSE STICK-SEATED ZHENMUSHOU
Terracotta, cold painting
China
Tang dynasty (618 - 907), TL-tested
HEIGHT 50 CM

An extraordinarily powerful and effective-designed sculpture of an animal tomb-guardian of outstanding artistic quality, as there are only a few of tangzeit of finds. In the Chinese concept of Zhenmushou 鎮 墓 獸 the Shou is a beast, a mythical beast, the Mu means the grave, and Zhen the guardian. This guardian pet sitting in the sculpture with outstretched claws on top of a boxy-cut rock base. The body posture is jump ready, but especially the head is a uniqueness in wild Expression! Robbery tiergebiß, large staring, the opponent of the fixing eye, the swinging Brew several times, and with End-Volute. Pointed ears, a beard tips, the mane in the Form of laterally large attached to the flanges. These animal guardians of the tomb are time been in front of the human. The present is preserved in its original entirety and well. The cold paint on solid white primer is present in trace amounts, the shades should be white, black and a bright shade of Red have been, this painting was centered on the flash effect, as in the tomb in complete darkness. Distinct age characteristics, Patina, exposed Places are smaller Bestoßungen, but complete preservation of integrity. A similar and approximately equal-sized terracotta sculpture was found in 1972 in the tomb of the Princess of Linchuan (in the district of Linquan). This guard has been tested by the Institute for conservation Sciences of the University of Applied arts, Vienna, by means of the thermo-luminescence analysis time and confirmed the specified age.

From the former collection of Vera Krassilnikoff


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