A celadon-glazed 'Yue' figure of a ram, Western Jin dynasty | 西晉 越窰青釉臥羊
A celadon-glazed 'Yue' figure of a ram
Western Jin dynasty
recumbent with the legs tucked beneath, the voluminous body incised with wings and the outlines of the shoulders and hips, the head lifted with large round eyes and mouth closed in a subtle smile above a pointed goatee, the crown of the head with a central aperture flanked by a pair of ridged horns curling to either side of the face, the tail curled against the curving spine above a flattened rump, covered overall in a dark olive-green glaze
Length 6 in., 15.4 cm
Wear to the surface and scattered minor nicks and losses.
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Acquired prior to 2000.