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A Lovely Limestone Lion Weight of Five Dynasties

A Lovely Limestone Lion Weight of Five Dynasties


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre 1492: Item # 1117579

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Description:

A limestone stone carving was well performed by sleek cutting edges.
A crouching lion on the top, the stone weight was an original isolated piece as we can believe.
Most of the surface was calcified into grayish white tint.
It was an obvious characteristic for a stone piece what had been stored in a seal-up chamber, maybe under a temple.
The true color of the stone was revealed underside in darken tint.
The cracks observed were only superficial and were caused due to long time of age.

Date: Five Dynasties/ Song periods. 10th/12th century.

Dimensions:(9cm x 6.3cm x 6cm)