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China Antique Year of the Ox Decorative Object  19th C

China Antique Year of the Ox Decorative Object 19th C


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This is a very special Year of the Ox animal; it is modeled on the Bronze Ox originally placed in the Yuan Ming Yuan palace outside Beijing in the Qing dynasty The head was stolen in the 19th Century by invading armies. Originally there the heads of all 12 Zodiac animals were at the Yuan Ming Yuan. In recent years, several of the heads taken away in the 19th Century have returned to Beijing. This wooden is a wonderful exotic ox, just the thing for your Year of the Ox friends. Year of the Ox began at sundown on 25 January 2009