Rare Chinese Six Dynasties Aquatic Mythical Creature (AD 220 - 589)
This very interesting and rare pottery model of a mythical creature was made during the Six Dynasties period (AD 220 - 589). It is heavily-potted and has been "cold painted" with a base of white pigment with some details picked out in black. The creature has the tail of a fish and mammalian front legs and head.
Length 23 cm (9 inches). Overall condition is very good although it is clear that one leg has been broken and re-stuck.
Various mythical creatures, some with human attributes, are known from this period and this is one of five we are presently offering for sale.
For information: we sold this around 15 years ago to a private collector and valued friend who has, sadly, recently passed away.
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