Pair of Chinese Oxen

  • China, Shaanxi province, Yangling complex
  • Western Han Dynasty 206 BC - 9 AD
  • Polychrome painted terracotta
  • H. 38, 5 cm - W. 72 cm
  • H. 39,2 cm - W 69,5 cm
  • Provenance :

Excavated sculpture from the Yangling burial complex of the third emperor of China.

Rare occurrence of excellent condition of the polychromy.

TL tested (ref. 203-293) by ASA Francine Maurer in 2002, giving a date of ca 2100 years old.

  • Bibliography :

BILLEN Jacques, Civilisations, Galerie Harmakhis, 2016, pp. 70-73

Photo credit : Studio Asselberghs – Frédéric Dehaen