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Tang Dynasty Tomb Spirit

Close up view of head of Tang tomb spirit.  Standing in guardian position,  mythical beast with leonine face and bulbous eyes with flame-form crest issuing from the head downward across the back.  Traces of orange and black pigment on body.  Tang Dynasty (AD618-907).   H. 20 in (51 cm), W. 6.25 in (16 cm) T.L. tested.

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