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PAIR GILT-BRONZE FIGURES OF BUDDHIST LIONS

Item noM1512

Each mythical beast finely cast seated on its haunches, the head and powerful body covered down the back with a tightly curled mane, their faces with fierce expressions, mouth agape bearing their teeth below bulging eyes and bushy eyebrows, a central bell and tassel suspended from a ribbon around the broad chest. The male with one raised paw over a brocade ball, the female has one paw raised over a playful cub. Richly gilded throughout.

• Chine, Chinese ; 19ieme siecle, 19th cenutry
Hauteur: 26,7cm x 29cm; Height:10 3/4\" Length: 11 ½”
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