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An Alva museum replica of Chinese figure in the form of an animal, possibly a tapir, Middle Eastern Zhou Dynasty. H: 3.9 in (9.8cm), L: 6.7 in (17cm) The original figure of this quadruped was crafted with considerable detail, especially in the modeling of the animal's face, its short, hoofed legs, and its scaled rotund body. Despite the clear features, the identity of the animal remains obscure, as does the precise function of the bronze figure. The collar of cowrie shells, twisted rope bands, striations, and scale patterns suggest that this animal was also produced in the Houma workshops in southern Shanxi Province. Losses to the ears on this replica piece. Labeled 'Authentic Copyrighted Reproduction Made From the Original At the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, By Alva Studios, Inc., New York

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Alva museum replica of Chinese decorated animal figure

Auction ended on Sat, Sep 28, 2013
Estimate $200 - $300
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