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Tang Mythical Fish Woman

Tang Mythical Fish Woman


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1319659

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Fine and eclectic half fish/half woman pottery figure from the Tang Dynasty- these are quite mysterious figures and rare. The only reference I can find on these quirky figures is in Oriental Art: Conrad Harris & Estelle Niles van Osselt~ Vol. L No. 4. which asks more questions then it answers, although it is commonly believed these are somehow related to Nuwa-Fuxi (Two human headed snake) images that figure prominently in Chinese creation myths. I’ll be happy to send the lucky buyer of this piece a copy of the article btw. No damage- L; 21cm/8.5in and H: 7.5cm/3in