Wonderful Tang tomb guardian “Zhen Mushou” head. This has an exceptionally fierce countenance guaranteed to ward off any evil spirits. This originally came from a very large piece but unfortunately this was the only part that could be repaired and salvaged. This would have been part of mythical beast sitting on it’s haunches with hooves; occasionally wings and a human face and placed in a tomb. This piece is made from terra cotta with traces of original black and white pigment. H: 18.2cm/8.1 in and W: 10.4cm/4.1in.