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Tang Dynasty Marble Sculpture of a Buddhistic Lion

Tang Dynasty Marble Sculpture of a Buddhistic Lion

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1389723

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Tang Dynasty marble sculpture of a crouching Buddhistic Lion. China (618 - 907 CE) Fierce expression with barred fangs, curly man, down on all fours. Professional restoration to upper, otherwise in excellent condition. 6" x 5 1/2" x 4". Ex: Christie's South Kensington, LTD. The Tang dynasty or the Tang Empire was an imperial dynasty of China, preceded by the Sui dynasty and followed by the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. Historians generally regard the Tang as a high point in Chinese civilization, and a golden age of cosmopolitan culture.