Chinese Yuan Dynasty Buddhist Pottery Zodiac Animal
This pottery model of one of the twelve animals of the Chinese calendrical cycle was made during either the Song Dynasty (AD 960 - 1279) or the Yuan Dynasty (AD 1279 - 1368). The details have been individually sculpted as opposed to having been formed by a mould. It has been excavated from a Buddhist site in Yunnan province. With models such as this it is not always easy to tell which of the twelve zodiac animals it represents!
Length 12 cm (4.75 inches). No repair or restoration; very good condition.
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