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Ancient Chinese Western Han Dynasty Figure of a Ram - 206 BC

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Seller: artancientltd (9,292) 99.7%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291029935080 A fascinating red clay figure of a ram, dating to the Western Han Dynasty, circa 206 B.C. - 24 A.D. Standing upright and alert with its head turned to one side, this delicate hand modeled ram has the abstract nature typical of the Han style. The ram, domesticated in ancient China for both its meat and wool, was also considered a symbol of filial respect, since it was said to kneel when taking its mother's milk. During the Han Dynasty there was a surge of interest in this concept of filial piety, which, as a metaphor for loyalty to the Emperor, also became a political virtue. The subjects rendered in Han ming-ch'i sculpture encompass virtually every aspect of life and provide visual documents of the nature of Han civilization. The importance of raising livestock in ancient China is well evidenced by facinating artefacts such as this. This piece was once part of the world renowned Schloss Collection and remains an appealing and charming piece of ancient Chinese art. Condition: Restored from fragments, as is common for delicate ceramics of this type. Length: 4 inches. Provenance: Ex collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel Schloss. Ezekiel Schloss is one of the most famous names in ancient Chinese ming-chi (terracotta figure) art. Together with his wife Lillian, he was a prolific collector, well respected authority and author of the major publication "Ancient Chinese ceramic sculpture from Han through T'ang". Schloss arrived in the US from Latvia in 1940. He was an accomplished cartoonist, working for many years at the New York times. The Schloss collection is rare in that it truly represents an educated collection of art; Schloss was immersed in Chinese ming-chi art and only collected beautiful examples of specific types, as well as the unusual, the charming and the rare. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery, Age: 206 B.C. - 220 A.D., Region of Origin: China, Original/Reproduction: Original, Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine

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